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Side by Side Volunteer (various locations)

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As a Side by Side volunteer you will enable people living with dementia to keep doing the things they love. You will enable them to stay connected in their communities and build their confidence to active and engaged in social and recreational activities.

This role will suit you if...

  • Keen to participate in activities you share an interest in with a person with dementia to help them to keep doing the things they love – or pick up new ones!
  • Wanting to support, enable and empower people with dementia
  • Someone who is a good verbal communicator with great listening skills, especially face to face
  • Someone happy volunteering on your own and keeping in touch with your team
  • Can provide a committed, flexible approach
  • A willingness to learn through face to face and online learning


Before you start..
To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia we ask for:

  • Two references & proof of identity
  • A commitment of at least 6 months
  • Essential learning & training to be complete before starting in your role will take about two and a half days, mostly face to face but including some eLearning
  • You may be asked to complete a DBS or Access NI check, in line with the DBS authority’s guidance. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role

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Required Role

Side by Side Volunteer (various locations)

Key responsibilities

Supporting people to reconnect, keep in touch with their community Getting involved in mutual hobbies with a person with dementia Lone volunteering

Desirable Skills

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Twice a month

Start Date: 30-09-2019

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Location

Bristol, UK
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  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up