This role involves supporting people with dementia within an activity group setting.
You will be part of a friendly team of volunteers overseen by the Group Coordinator. The role includes 1:1 support such as chatting with clients, helping them to gain as much out of the activities as possible.
In the morning the focus is on physical activities such as seated chair exercises and games, so a reasonable level of mobility would be helpful.
In the afternoons the focus is on cognitive stimulation such as puzzles, quizzes and mind stimulating games so more sedentary.
Other things you may be asked to help with could be refreshments or helping clients move around the hall. If you have any particular skills such a craft, music etc the group would be very happy to try and utilise them.
During this time Covid all volunteers are required to wear masks (these will be provided), practise hand hygiene and keep a distance from clients and each other. There may also be some light cleaning duties throughout the sessions.
The group currently meets in North Weald possibly returning to Epping in 2021.
- Good listening and communication skills
- Ability to work as a member of a team
- Flexibility of approach to all tasks
- An awareness of the problems caused by disability
- A willingness to undertake training for the role
Action for Family Carers offers a rewarding,
satisfying role with ongoing training and development in a supportive
- 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?
Start Date: 01/10/2020
End Date: 01/10/2021
Weekly on Thursdays. Morning sessions are held between 10 am and 12.30 pm and afternoon sessions from 1 pm until 3.30 pm. Volunteering can be for either session or both.
This opportunity is available in: Epping
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