Activity / Friendship Group Volunteer

Why we need you:

You'll play a key role in enabling people living with dementia to engage in meaningful activities within a group setting and to socialise with others in a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment.

What you’ll be doing:

• Helping to set up the room and tidying away at the end of the group.

• Preparing and distributing refreshments.

• Welcoming and talking to people living with dementia.

• Assisting people living with dementia to engage in activities.

• This role doesn’t involve providing personal care or giving advice or guidance.


This role will suit you if you:

• Have good verbal communication and listening skills.

• Enjoy meeting new people and being part of a team.

• Are aware of or are interested in learning about dementia and its impact on people.

• Can demonstrate empathy and compassion.

What we need from you:

To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia we ask for:

• Two references and proof of identity.

• Essential learning to complete before starting your role will take about two and a half days.

• To put the role into practice most effectively and to ensure a consistent service for people living with dementia this role is recommended to continue for at least 3 months.

• You will need to complete an enhanced without barred list DBS or Access NI check, in line with the legal requirements.

A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role.


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No Yes No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

2nd Tuesday afternoon of the month 13:30 – 16.15 at Wotton Bridge Community Centre, near Ryde


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