Charity registered in Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.
The Connect 2 Befriending Project offers support for people living with dementia in their own home or care settings. We are looking for long term volunteers to provide the people living with dementia a regular weekly companionship to increase their confidence, reduce loneliness and isolation. The minimum of one year commitment is required.
As part of our Café we offer different activities to people of different ages. Have you the skill to provide or assist in providing activities for people whose needs are individua? This is a challenging role and training will be provided by Alzheimer Scotland for the dementia specific service.
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to work on a one-to-one basis, providing support and companionship to someone living with dementia. Whether it’s going for a cup of coffee, a stroll in the park or coming along to one of our singing groups, being a volunteer befriender is a hugely rewarding experience and could help make a real difference to someone’s life. Being a befriender is also a great way to increase your employment and further-education opportunities. We offer a full induction into the values and principles of Alzheimer Scotland as well as training to increase your understanding of dementia. You will have the opportunity to meet people working in the third-sector and become an integral part of a community of support networks, all-the-while developing your own social and personal skills.
We are looking for volunteers who can dedicate 1-2 hours weekly/fortnightly to:
• Provide companionship for people living with dementia who may be lonely or isolated.
• Support people living with dementia to maintain their interests and hobbies
• Enable people living with dementia to reconnect with groups and places in their community.
This is truly time well spent. Musical memories is an opportunity for people to come together in a social setting and enjoy an afternoon of music and conversation. Volunteers are needed to help set up tables and help with coffees and teas.