We are looking for a volunteer to help out at a group for people with mild to moderate dementia. The group is called Memory Connections and will run in at theTithe Barn,High Street, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 0DW on Wednesdays, 9.30am – 12.30pm. We need volunteers to assist the group leader in running the session and make people feel welcomed and join in as well as offering carers a cup of tea and a chat.
About Age UK Bristol:
At Age UK Bristol we help make sure that everyone in Bristol can love later life. We do this by supporting and empowering older people, helping other organisations to work together, and championing the interests of older people in the city.
Our organisational objectives are to:
We do this by:
Volunteers are important and valued members of the team at Age UK Bristol. We will do our best to make your volunteer experience enjoyable and rewarding.
Purpose of Dementia Group role
Age UK Bristol is developing Memory Connections, Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Groups (MCST) for people with mild to moderate dementia. Groups are friendly and relaxed although they have theory and structure behind them. Volunteers will:
The role of a Memory Connections volunteer is to:
For the groups, each volunteer will need:
The qualities and skills required for this role are:
We offer induction, training and other relevant training opportunities to enable you to fulfil this volunteer role.
We are currently asking for a minimum of three hours/week.
Location and timings
Wednesdays, 9.30am-12.30pm. The Tithe Barn, High Street, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 0DW.
We reimburse all reasonable expenses associated with the role, for instance travel costs.
For further information please contact:
Jayne Connell | Admin Support Officer
More information about Memory Connections service is available here:
Please download a volunteer application form from our volunteering webpage, which you can find by clicking this link and scrolling down the page. You can also download an application from this Voscur ad. Return completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to hearing from you!