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Brislington Memory Cafe Group Support Volunteer

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Frequency: Once a month

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 14:00 until 16:00.

 

Volunteer role description   

Role location:  Bristol

 

Why we need you:

You'll play a key role in enabling people affected by dementia to engage in meaningful activities within a group setting and to socialise with others in a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment.

 

What you’ll be doing:

• Helping to set up the room and tidying away at the end of the group.

• Preparing and distributing refreshments.

• Welcoming and talking to people affected by dementia.

• Assisting people affected by dementia to engage in activities.

• This role doesn’t involve providing personal care or giving advice or guidance.

 

This role will suit you if you:

• Have good verbal communication and listening skills.

• Enjoy meeting new people and being part of a team.

• Are aware of or are interested in learning about dementia and its impact on people.

• Can demonstrate empathy and compassion.

 

What you can expect from us:

• We will make you feel welcome, included and respected.

• You will receive one-to-one or group based support.

• You’ll have a role manager who will support you throughout your journey with us.

• Out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) agreed before you start in line with our policy.

• We’ll keep you up to date with relevant policies and procedures that apply to your role.

• You’ll have access to learning, development and engagement opportunities for volunteers.

 

What we need from you:

To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia we ask for:

• Two references and proof of identity.

• Essential learning to complete before starting your role will take about two and a half days.

• To put the role into practice most effectively and to ensure a consistent service for people living with dementia this role is recommended to continue for at least 3 months.

• You will need to complete an enhanced without barred list DBS or Access NI check, in line with the legal requirements. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role.

Interested? Find out more!

If you have any questions about the role or would like to apply, please contact Tom Robertson on 07801133745 or at tom.robertson@alzheimers.org.uk

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Required Role

Brislington Memory Cafe Group Support Volunteer

Key responsibilities

• Helping to set up the room and tidying away at the end of the group. • Preparing and distributing refreshments. • Welcoming and talking to people affected by dementia. • Assisting people affected by dementia to engage in activities. • This role doesn’t involve providing personal care or giving advice or guidance.

Mandatory SkillsHide[-]

  • Communication
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental

Desirable Skills

  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Skill to gain

  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a month

Start Date: 14-01-2020

Start Time: 02:00 PM

End Time: 04:00 PM

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Location

Brislington, Bristol, UK
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