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Volunteering Opportunity: VO100205

  • Dementia Support Volunteer - Cellardyke
    with Royal Voluntary Service.

    Created/last updated: 02/05/2024

    About this opportunity:Volunteers transform the lives of people with dementia, by helping to enable them to take positive steps to connect to their community and reduce their isolation
     •  In this role, the volunteer will attend Cellardyke Lunch Club, and support older people living with dementia to be independent and stay connected to their communities
     •  This role includes supporting to provide lunch and healthy snacks as well as supporting with social activities such as exercises to improve strength and mobility or taking part in crafts and hobbies with the older person
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:The volunteer will be working with a team of volunteers and staff who will support the volunteer. Royal Voluntary Service has a training website available for all volunteers. There are also workbooks available to anyone without access to a computer.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Volunteers can claim expenses incurred travelling to and from their duties. Drivers are re-imbursed at 45p per mile, and they pay public transportation rates. Volunteers can claim weekly or monthly.

    Experience required:The volunteer will need to have a friendly personality and good communication skills, with a non-judgmental attitude towards an individual's circumstances and a willingness to ensure confidentiality. They will receive relevant training for the role and will be welcomed and supported by a friendly, local team.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsCellardyke Lunch Club Cellardyke Church Hall, Toll Road, Cellardyke, KY10 3BL Thursday 11.30 a.m. -14.15 p.m.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.