Group Support Volunteer - Information Hub Maldon

We are looking for volunteers to support our Information Hub in Maldon which takes place:

•The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am- 2.00 pm at the Maldon Town Hall.

Volunteers are needed to help at the Information hub for the second part of the session from 12.00 noon - 14.30 pm (including clearing away time) every time the Hub meets.

The role of the volunteer can include:

•Helping set out the room in an agreed layout

•Putting out signage

•Preparing and distributing simple refreshments, collecting in and washing items used

•Welcoming and talking with people with dementia and carers of people with dementia

•Supporting the group leader by encouraging participation

•Tidying up the room after the session

•Help to signpost people to information

The impact you'll make.....

Information Hubs provide an opportunity for people with dementia, family members, carers and other people to talk about living well with dementia, ask questions of professionals and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

You will provide support to the group leader to enable people affected by dementia to access the information they need and to engage with other people in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.

Skills

This role will suit you if you...

•Enjoy meeting new people

•Have good verbal communication skills especially face to face

•Know about, or are willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on people

•Recognise the importance of confidentiality and can show this in practice

•Are prepared to complete induction into the role, necessary training and attend future support meetings

•No specific qualifications or experience are needed, however volunteers must feel comfortable with people and be able to empathise with them


Details

  • Suitable for under 18s
    Over 16
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
    elearning, face to face ( as appropriate to role)
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
    training (as appropriate), buddying (as appropriate), role manager, regular meetings
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 14/05/2018

End Date: 14/05/2019

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Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am- 2.00 pm


Location

This opportunity is available in: Maldon


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