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Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading specialist dementia charity working to improve the lives & opportunities of everyone affected by dementia. Our aim is that nobody faces dementia alone.
This role involves supporting individuals who attend our day care facility to participate in activities of their choosing, assisting with day to day running of the day care, for example, setting and clearing tables for lunch, assisting with dishes and other tasks as required to assist with the smooth running of the day.
To carry out this role, you will need patience, empathy, good communication skills, and the understanding and application of confidentiality of service user’s details are all essential skills as is ability to work in a team using own initiative with the ability to take direction. We promote independence within an individual’s ability as this is important to retain skills.
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.
The James Tyrrell Centre is a small charity that provides a social outlet for lonely or socially isolated older people in the local community. We are based at Mastrick Parish Church . We serve tea and toast on arrival around 10am, a three course lunch at midday and afternoon tea and cake around 2:30pm.
Throughout the day we play cards, dominoes, have quizzes and play different physical games such as boccia (indoor bowling) quoits and others. We also enjoy a beetle drive and we can be very competitive!!
We need people to help us with the activities and the general running of the centre.
Your duties as a volunteer would be to assist with activities and chat with our members. They have lots of stories to tell and enjoy listening as well. Other duties would include setting up and clearing of tables for meal times and washing/drying dishes.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers including an initial induction and training in basic first aid and moving and handling.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference-all volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Jane Wilson at tel: 01224 692004.
Volunteer Handypersons carry out small jobs of a practical nature such as replacing light bulbs, fitting door chains/security/safety devices, putting up shelving/pictures/curtain tracks/poles etc. We do this for older or vulnerable people.
Ho we Work:
The MHPS staff receive requests from clients and collect relevant details, usually over the phone. They then find a volunteer who has the skills, is nearby and is available. If the volunteer accepts the job, MHPS send the volunteer all the details they need to do the job. Most jobs require the volunteer to visit the client in the client’s own home.
The volunteer first makes a brief assessment to ensure the job is as described and it is safe for them to proceed. Once the job has been carried out, there is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. This befriending provides the added value that sets the MHPS apart from a paid professional doing the work. Completion paperwork (easy and quick to do) is returned to the MHPS office.
We are looking for volunteers to donate any amount of time they can, especially on a Tuesday and Saturday, to help us at our Forres charity shop. Can you help help with?... the shop/till, ironing/sorting checking (bedding, clothes, china), pricing, anone with a knwoledge of pricing antiques, old books, stock rotation, window and shop displays.
Some Caledonia Housing Association tenants living in sheltered housing schemes would like the opportunity to have an afternoon trip out, or to visit other sheltered schemes to socialise.
We are looking for a reliable person, who has completed the MiDAS minibus check test or would be willing to complete it, to drive the mini bus.
It would be a daytime activity and we think it would be 2 or 3 times per month. Picking up some tenants taking them to meet other people in sheltered housing or to an event, for example cinema, café, garden centre.
Re-engage is a national charity which supports a network of volunteers to run monthly tea parties across the country for isolated people over the age of 75. Once a month on a Sunday afternoon volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect one or two local older people and accompany them to a local volunteer host's home for afternoon tea, friendship and fun. Our guests are generally over the age of 75, living alone in their own homes and socially isolated. We have a fantastic team of volunteers in Aberdeen and have exciting opportunities for new people to join us in helping as volunteers:
-Tea Party Hosts:
Do you have a few hours to spare once or twice a year? Would you like to host a tea party for a small group of isolated older people and their drivers in your own home? Many older people feel isolated, so our monthly tea parties make a big difference to their lives. Our hosts provide a warm, friendly atmosphere and an afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes for our guests and volunteer drivers.
We need drivers to take an isolated older person, using their own cars to collect guests and take them to a volunteer host's home. Once there, you will take part in the tea party for a couple of hours with the other drivers and guests before returning your guest home again. It's the same small group of drivers and guests who meet in a different host's home each month establishing a real link of companionship and fun!
Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community. For more details please contact Lorna Dunbar at email email@example.com or tel.: 01738 730249.
The Caf4e & Company Lunch Club is working with Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership to address the problem of social isolation among older people in Bridge of Don. The Lunch Club runs once a fortnight on Fridays and provides a nutritious hot meal along with activities and entertainment and the opportunity for members and volunteers to socialise and develop friendships. Volunteers benefit as they find themselves involved in a community where they are able to help others but also receive support, encouragement and friendship. We provide a warm and welcoming environment and volunteers are able to choose which tasks suit them best – driving, social interaction & hosting tables, practical tasks, befriending.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All help is greatly appreciated.
To find out more, please contact the Lunch Club Coordinator Rachel Wallace at Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
This is your opportunity to improve the lives of those within our community while enjoying yourself at the same time. We have a variety of different clients with a variety of different needs and as a care assistant your role would be to work as part of the team and support people to stay safe, have an enjoyable experience and for them to remain as independent as possible. During a typical day you would be expected to chat with clients, support mobility, encourage participation in activities and help out at meal times. You will have the opportunity to take part in any training that will enhance your ability to carry out this role.
*Dementia Café Volunteers*
We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and caring volunteers who can help us at the Living Well Cafés we have at Newhills Church, Bucksburn AB21 9SS, Oldmachar Church, Bridge of Don AB22 8PR, High Church Hilton, Aberdeen AB24 4NQ and Ferryhill Parish Church, Aberdeen AB11 6UD. You will receive ongoing training and support including Dementia Friends Sessions, working in partnership with Alzheimer's Scotland and NHS Grampian to help you understand what dementia is and how it may affect people. This is a great opportunity to help make a real difference and all assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with us please contact Jeanette Abel on 07512 141818 or Linda Rendall on 07927 541029 or email us at email@example.com