Community Groups Volunteer (Alzheimer Scotland East Ayrshire)

  • VO59734


Description

The purpose of this role is to recruit volunteers to help support a range of community groups which Alzheimer Scotland operate locally. These include: Befriending, Football Reminiscences Group, Musical Minds, Arts groups, Friendship groups, Allotment Helpers, & Doggie Befrienders.

This list is not exhaustive and this role may offer support in a range of community groups.

Volunteer befrienders will be required to befriend people with dementia in Kilmarnock and neighbouring towns where possible.

We have activities and learning workshops across Ayrshire that people with dementia and their carers like to attend. Our staff need the help of volunteers in various ways, including setting up activity rooms, making teas & coffees, preparing lunches, meeting & greeting, distributing flyers, chatting to people living with dementia and their carers. If you are friendly, enthusiastic, enjoy working with people and trying new things, one of these opportunities will be great for you. Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants.

Organisation aims and objectives

Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey and aim to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

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Restrictions

Volunteers for this role must be over 16 years old. This role is subject to a standard police check by Disclosure Scotland which Alzheimer Scotland will provide.
Experience required: Volunteers should be reliable, caring and enjoy working with people on different activities as part of a group. It is preferred but not essential to have previous experience working with people with dementia as training will be provided.
Travel details: Various locations within East Ayrshire. Volunteer befrienders will be required to befriend people with dementia in Kilmarnock and neighbouring towns where possible.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses paid monthly by arrangement.
Training details: Volunteers are expected to complete our ‘Dementia Friends’ training which is a one hour session with our Dementia Advisor for East Ayrshire. Any further training needs will be identified.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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