Alzheimer Scotland (Kilmarnock)

Charity registered in Scotland SC022315

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.


Current opportunities

We are looking for additional volunteers to support our Telephone Befriending and letter writing activity during this time. We are a national voluntary organisation whose mission is to campaign for the human rights of people living with dementia and their carers. Our vision is to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. What the role involves Our Telephone Befriending /Letter writing volunteers will be asked to help us keep in contact with the people we support by providing phone calls, sending letters or emailing t0 help lift their spirits during this difficult time, or to support our online digital presence in a variety of ways. If you are aged 16 and over and have some time to offer, Alzheimer Scotland wants to hear from you! Dementia doesn’t discriminate, neither does Alzheimer Scotland Regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, faith or belief, race or ethnicity people are at the heart of what we do. We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role. You will have the chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

Why We Need You… We are keen to hear from people who enjoy activities such as arts & crafts, football, dance, baking, film & TV, music & singing, nature & gardening, sports, reading, walking, local and/or family history and can offer some time to share these or any others you may have with people living with dementia. Are you; • Good with people • A good communicator • Caring • Willing to share your skills and interests with others • Flexible and adaptable • Wanting to volunteer and learn something new? We are a national voluntary organisation whose mission is to campaign for the human rights of people living with dementia and their carers. Our vision is to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. Our range of Therapeutic Activity Groups enables people living with dementia to participate in hobbies, interests and activities they enjoy in a supportive, dementia friendly environment. If you are aged 16 or over and have some time to offer, Alzheimer Scotland wants to hear from you! What the role involves This role will support people living with dementia attending local activity groups. The type of therapeutic activity groups you support can reflect your own interests and skills or offer an opportunity to learn something new. The role may vary but is likely to include; • Offering person-centred support to people living with dementia within a therapeutic group setting. • Communicating with people living with dementia, family members and staff within the therapeutic group setting. • Contributing to therapeutic activity groups by sharing ideas, skills and interests. • Keeping up to date with Alzheimer Scotland news and our work across Scotland. Dementia doesn’t discriminate, neither does Alzheimer Scotland Regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, faith or belief, race or ethnicity people are at the heart of what we do. We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including an introduction into all the areas outlined. You will have the chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.