Musical Melody Makers

We are looking for a Singer, Musician or Entertainer who would like to use his or her talents to entertain a group of older people at one of our Day Centres in South Essex. If you know some of the old songs and would be happy to spare an hour to visit us, then we would love to hear from you! This is a rewarding opportunity to bring back the ‘good old days’ and put a smile on the faces of your audience.


The Silver Birch Dementia Day Centres are located in Basildon, Benfleet or Southend on Sea. The Centres provide a happy, up lifting environment for older people, some of whom have Dementia. This in turn allows their carers an often much needed break. Our Clients benefit from cognitive stimulation and take part in a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, games and puzzles, music and much more. It has been proven with Dementia that the progression of the disease can be slowed down by encouraging such forms of stimulation.  If you would like to join us as a volunteer at any of our Centres, please see all our volunteer roles on Volunteer Essex and get in touch – we would love to talk to you!




  • An understanding of the needs of older people.
  • A talent or skill that you are prepared to share with Clients
  • A caring and compassionate nature



  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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

Availability Details

Time to be arranged with the Volunteer. The Benfleet Centre is open Monday – Friday 9.30 -3.30 The Southend Centre is open Monday – Friday 9.30 – 3.30 The Basildon Centre is open Tuesdays and Fridays 9.30 -30


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