Support activities at our Bristol Dementia Meeting Centre

Alive Activities
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 14 December, 2023 - 13:15
Contract Type: 
Details of Role: 

Alive is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with dementia and their carers. We envision a world where everyone can live a life full of joy, meaning and connection. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

At our Dementia Meeting Centre in Bristol, we deliver support and activity sessions for people living with dementia and their care partners.

Purpose of the role

  • To support meeting centre members with dementia and their carers to enjoy sessions
  • To help develop a warm and friendly meeting centre community

What you will be doing

  • Welcoming members
  • Helping staff set up and carry out activities
  • Offering a friendly face and listening ear
  • Making and serving refreshments
  • Supporting people on trips and at events
  • Giving people information about other services
  • Helping clear away after sessions

Location and times

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays - mornings or afternoons

Westbury Fields Retirement Village,

Cricket Lane,

Bristol BS10 6TW

Our expectations

  • You feel comfortable being with older people, some of whom have mild to moderate dementia
  • You are willing to learn about dementia
  • You will attend Alive’s dementia training and other relevant training
  • You will let the Meeting Centre Manager know beforehand if you are not able to attend the session
  • You agree to an enhanced DBS check

What you can get out of it

  • Connecting with your local community and making a positive difference in the lives of people living with dementia and supporting them to adjust to a life navigating dementia
  • Meeting new people in your local area
  • Being involved with a wide range of fun activities (from crafts to games to trips out)
  • Learning more about supporting people with dementia and their carers - experiencing a person-centred approach to providing meaningful activities
  • First hand experience of volunteering within Social Care within the social model of disability
  • A reference, if desired
  • Work experience - working alongside staff who are trained within the dementia support field
  • Paid travel expenses (up to 10£ / day)
How to Apply: 

Please email or call 07519534577

Contact Person: 
Nadja Klose
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: B Bond, Smeaton Rd