Alzheimer Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022315

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.


Current opportunities

The purpose of this role is to help with light maintenance of the grounds and facilities at our Dumfries and Stranraer Resource Centres. Duties may include anything from maintaining flowerpots to cleaning up the leaves in the car park, as well as some light maintenance jobs within the buildings, such as hanging a picture or moving items around for staff. This role could be for as little as just an hour or two a month and is very flexible, to suit the volunteer’s availability.

We are looking for Administration Volunteers who can welcome people to our Resource Centre and help with: Administration tasks, providing information, signposting people to local services and resource leaflets, stationery ordering, taking calls & messages, photocopying If you would like to volunteer and support the operation of our Dumfries Dementia Resource Centre you must be over 18 years old. A basic administration knowledge is preferable but training will be provided. Days and hours are flexible and expenses will be reimbursed. As a valued member of our volunteering team you will be given a full induction which will introduce you to our organisation, your role and your locality along with the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend and participate in our Volunteer Learning & Development Program. Alzheimer Scotland will also provide a disclosure scheme memberships to successful applicants.

We are looking for Administration Volunteers who can welcome people to our Resource Centre and help with: Administration tasks, providing information, signposting people to local services and resource leaflets, stationery ordering, taking calls & messages, photocopying If you would like to volunteer and support the operation of our Dumfries Dementia Resource Centre you must be over 18 years old. A basic administration knowledge is preferable but training will be provided. Days and hours are flexible and expenses will be reimbursed. As a valued member of our volunteering team you will be given a full induction which will introduce you to our organisation, your role and your locality along with the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend and participate in our Volunteer Learning & Development Program. Alzheimer Scotland will also provide a disclosure scheme memberships to successful applicants.

Being a fundraising volunteer is a fast paced, upbeat role which can change daily. Some of the things you may expect to be asked to help with would include: Taking part in fundraising events such as bag packs and bucket collections, Forming cheer squads to help cheer participants at events such as runs and walks, Participation in event set up and de-rig where required. Being an inspirational and motivational voice for our supporters and an ambassador for our charity, Assisting with licensing and liaising with proprietors for collection dates, Assisting fundraising staff in identifying possible opportunities for our charity, Taking on the role of our mascot, Buddy, at events Attending cheque presentations and speaking on our behalf. Additionally our fundraising team are always looking for talented photographers and videographers who would wish to donate their skills to capturing those special moments at events. Being a fundraising volunteer requires a people centred, confident person who feels comfortable around members of the public. The roles will be varied so the ability to switch between roles with ease is required and, depending on the types of roles, there may be times when you’re working alone. We have many opportunities to benefit from bag packs and bucket collections, so we need our volunteers to be comfortable handling money and being an ambassador for the charity – as many people who donate will have a personal reason for wanting to support Alzheimer Scotland. We want our volunteers to put the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’ and cheer Team AlzScot on at every opportunity, so a big smile and a positive attitude is a definite must!