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

We are recruiting new volunteers to be part of our Dementia Helpline team. Can you spare 8 hour per month to make sure nobody faces dementia alone? Our next Helpline Volunteer Preparation Programme is running in June 2024 (location TBC) For further information on this and other training dates please email

Alzheimer Scotland is developing their services in Cumnock and surrounding areas. We are keen to hear from anyone locally who enjoys engaging with people with all kinds of activities and/ or have a family or professional history with of care /dementia. This would be to support our Community Activities organiser.

We are keen to hear from people who would be happy to lead therapeutic group activities. The types of therapeutic activities may include groups focussing on arts & crafts, football, golf, dance, film & TV, music & singing, photography, complimentary therapies, nature & gardening, sports, baking, reading, walking, local and/or family history or the sharing of other interests. Groups would be open to People with Dementia, Carers and/or wider community interested in maintaining good brain health. Role Description: This role will take a lead in delivering a therapeutic activity group as per interests listed above and support the people attending. The role may vary but is likely to include; •Offering person-centred support within a therapeutic group setting. •Communicating with people and staff within the therapeutic group setting. •Leading therapeutic activity groups and sharing ideas, skills and interests. •Recording attendance at the group. •Keeping staff updated about the group activity, those attending and any concerns or matters they feel are relevant. •Keeping up to date with Alzheimer Scotland news and our work across Scotland. On reading and if interested, informal enquiries to 01463 711710