An opportunity to work with older people who have varying levels of both physical and cognitive abilities. Volunteers work alongside day care staff to enable service users to have opportunity to participate in activity which is both interesting and meaningful. This can be joining in games, arts and crafts, baking, quizzes, sports (bowling, snooker, darts, walking, swimming) going on outings, going to concerts, visiting museums and other places of interest, attending social events. Other opportunities may evolve around special interest projects such as, the development of a dementia garden, musical events, planning and organising fundraising events, planning, organising and participating in holidays, planning organising and participating in conferences. All skills and interests are of great value – nothing is not considered.
Please contact us to find out when this opportunity takes place.
none specified - most organisations will work with volunteers aged 16 and over
no upper age limit has been specified
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Will be reimbursed
Patience, caring, considerate, awareness of individual needs and choices, gentle approach, willing, fun. No particular experience necessary however, willing to take constructive direction – particularly in relation to those service users who may be vulne
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Informal Chat
No, not for this opportunity.
The opportunity occurs at Leng Resource Centre, Newport-on-Tay. This is the base unit. There may be occasions when travel with service users or to organised events may be arranged. Travelling expenses will be reimbursed.
This opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).
To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:
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