Do you want to be part of a dynamic team supporting people living with dementia? Alzheimer Scotland would love to hear from you. Their Day Care, on Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00 am - 3.30 pm, support people living with dementia to relax and enjoy themselves in the tranquil setting of our Dementia Resource Centre.
You would help their Team set up the morning refreshments and activities. After lunch, you would help set up and participate in an activity which can be anything from a quiz, a singalong or something crafty. As a volunteer you are part of this small team offering person centred, individualised support that meets the needs of each person who attends. Communicating and closely interacting within a small group setting or individually where required is a key part of this volunteer role.
The Volunteer Induction training is a 2 hr conversation with the Volunteer Co-ordinator discussing what Alzheimer Scotland expects from the volunteer in their role with us and the commitment that the volunteer can expect from Alzheimer Scotland.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Mileage is 45p per mile and would be paid up to 5 miles per round trip on a monthly basis.
Public transport fares will be paid upon receipt on a monthly basis.
Excellent listening, communication and interpersonal skills; confidence and an interest in directly supporting people living with dementia; ability to recognise and respect the rich diversity that exists within our communities, views, attitudes and lifestyles; willing to develop skills and experience and participate in induction training and any refresher updates or ongoing learning; ability to honestly reflect on practice
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