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The Alzheimer’s Society are looking for enthusiastic volunteer to help people with dementia get out and about and keep...

Activity Group Volunteer - Coventry

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 20 Mar.

You will enable people affected by dementia to participate in a variety of meaningful activities in a social setting. From chatting and sharing memories to gardening, talking about current affairs and doing arts and crafts. Your support at the group will aim to reduce social isolation and contribute to the well being of people affected by dementia.

The role will suit you if you are friendly and caring with good verbal communication skills. You will enjoy meeting new people and be willing to learn about dementia and the impact it has on people affected by it. You will work within a team of volunteers with suppervision from a role manager, to deliver a group enabling people affected by dementia, to participate in activities and to meet others in a relaxed, supportive environment.   

Hours per week

2/3 Hours per week

Hours details

10.15 - 12.45

Training available

Welcome Day and e-learning

Location

Hearsall Baptist Church, Queensland Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 8FE.

DBS required?

Yes

Benefits to self

We will make you feel welcome, included and respected. You will receive one-to-one or group based support. You will have a role manager who will support you. You will have access to learning, development and engagement opportunities for volunteers.

Benefits to others

You will play a key role in enabling people affected by dementia to engage in meaningful activities within a group setting.

Transport details

There is parking on site. There is public transport to the venue.

Time commitment

A minimum of six months.

Support

Support from role manager.

Expenses

Out of pocket expenses.
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Employability skills

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