Keeping Active activity group – Harlow

What’s involved?

We are looking for a volunteer to support our Keeping Active, Harlow group which takes place:

• Every Thursday from 10am - 12.30pm at the St. Andrew's Methodist Church Hall, The Stow, Harlow, CM20 3AF.

This relaxed, fun and memory stimulating group provides an opportunity for people living with dementia to meet other people with similar experiences.  The Harlow Keeping Active activity group is all about keeping fit and active through activities such as table tennis, skittles and seated exercise.

The role of the volunteer can include:

•Helping set out the room in an agreed layout

•Putting out signage and recording attendees

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

•Welcoming and talking with people with dementia

•Liaising with the group leader to support planned group activities

•Supporting the group leader by encouraging participation

•Tidying up the room after the session.


The impact you’ll make…..

By supporting the staff, you will allow them one to one time with those needing individual support and advice. By helping people with dementia get involved with the activities you will be helping them to remain active in their community and to live well with dementia.


This role will suit you if you…..

•Have good communication skills

•An ability to show empathy and support

•Be able to engage with the person with dementia

•Be encouraging to people with dementia to take part in the discussions & activities


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Must be over 16.
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 26/11/2018

End Date: 26/11/2019

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Availability Details

Every Thursday from 10am - 12.30pm


St Andrews Methodist Church Hall
The Stow
CM20 3AF

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