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Side By Side Volunteers - Daventry

Posted for Alzheimers Society- Central and South East Midlands Locality

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Side by Side is our fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity for someone like you to help someone with dementia.

Just because a person is diagnosed with dementia, it doesn’t mean they stop wanting to take part in their favorite activities.

Our Side by Side service helps people with dementia to keep on doing the things they love and try new things. Like going to the football to catching the latest movie, a splash in the pool, a mooch around the shops, a catch-up over coffee, anything they want to do so they can continue living an independent life.

Face-to-face: As a face-to-face volunteer you can go wherever your shared interests take you – whether it’s a local garden centre, museum or café! It’s up to the both of you. Meeting in-person helps build familiarity, while people with dementia can still do the things they love.

Telephone: You can volunteer over the phone, either from your home or your local Alzheimer’s Society office. A friendly chat with a familiar voice can be a great source of comfort so is a great option if you’re not able to travel and meet face-to-face.

Hospital: By volunteering at your local hospital you will provide invaluable face-to-face support to patients with dementia during their hospital stay. Get involved become a Side by Side volunteer today – a couple of hours a week is all it takes.

One thing you can be sure of is bringing a lot of joy into someone’s life.

Skills

You need to be 16 years-old or older to sign up, and we’ll provide you with all the training and support you need.

Two references & proof of identity

You may be asked to complete a DBS or Access NI check, in line with the DBS authority’s guidance. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role

Training, guidance and support to ensure safeguarding and service standards

You’ll have a role manager who will support you throughout your journey with us

We’ll keep you up to date with relevant policies and procedures that apply to your role

You’ll have access to our personal development framework for volunteers

Some travel may be required so transport may be an advantage

Out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) agreed before you start in line with our policy

May need a computer or access to a computer to complete any eLearning

Essential learning & training to be complete before starting in your role will take about two and a half days, mostly face to face but including some eLearning

Long Term commitment to the role at least 6 months

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Interests

  • Older People

Activities

  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Age restrictions
    16 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 10/03/2021

End Date: 10/03/2022

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Availability Details

Flexible to suit

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