Volunteer Group Support - Peer Support Group - Basildon

The Rayleigh Peer Support group gives carers an opportunity to get together in an informal setting to discuss their issues. The group is facilitated by a member of staff who guides the carers to ensure that their discussions are centred on living well with dementia. Alongside this group we run an activity group for people who are living with dementia so that carers attending the Peer Support Group do not have to worry about the people they care for. We are currently looking for a volunteer to help with the activity group for the people living with dementia helping to serve refreshments, chatting and encouraging people to take part in the activity.


No formal qualifications are needed for this role. However, it is important that volunteers are able to talk to people and listen, empathise and reassure people and help to create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. The ability to make tea and coffee, serve refreshments and provide further support to staff is also needed. It is also important that you recognise the importance of confidentiality and working within service boundaries.


  • 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.
  • Training provided
    e-learning & courses as appropriate to the role
  • Volunteer induction
    Assigned Role Manager, supervision & volunteer meetings
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/11/2018

End Date: 05/11/2019

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Availability Details

This runs monthly 2.00pm - 4.00 pm plus set-up and tidying away time


Pitsea Leisure Centre
Northlands Pavement
SS13 3DU

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