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Dementia Café Volunteer

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Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Location

Time Commitment

Contact Details

Opportunities across Worcestershire

3 or 4 hours per month

0800 008 6077

About the Role

Our dementia cafe volunteers support the Activities coordinator to enable the smooth running of the dementia cafe sessions once a month to people with a diagnosis of dementia.

Main duties will include:

  • Helping to set up the café beforehand including moving chairs and tables.

  • Welcoming people as they arrive.

  • Providing refreshments, teas, coffee, biscuits etc

  • Talking and supporting people whilst taking part in group activities

  • Helping to run and support session activities.

  • Helping to clear away after the session.

An opportunity to:

  • You will meet new people. 

  • You will be involved in a rewarding volunteering role.

  • You will have the opportunity to improve your communication skills. 

  • You will be given full training for the role and opportunities to attend other Age UK H&W training courses for free like Dementia Awareness training. 

  • You will be helping to support older people across Worcestershire. 

  • You will be part of a close-knit team of volunteers and staff.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Patient, reliable and flexible.

  • Good communication skills.

  • An interest in and understanding of issues facing older people.

  • Are committed to inclusion and treating people from all backgrounds with dignity.

  • Recognise the importance of confidentiality.

  • Are prepared to complete any necessary initial and ongoing learning and attend future support meetings.

About the Organisation

We're a local charity supporting older people, their families and carers. Our aim is to make Herefordshire & Worcestershire a great place to grow older!


What We Do:

  • We give advice - Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families.

  • We provide support at home - We offer support services to help you remain safe and independent in your home.

  • We promote health & wellbeing - We have a range of health & wellbeing services that keep you safe and well in later life.

  • We provide training - Training Solutions offer health & social care skills training across the West Midlands.

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