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Dementia Meeting Centre Volunteer

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

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Location

Droitwich / Hartlebury / Stourport / Redditch / Bromsgrove

Time Commitment

Contact Details

Long Term, Weekly

0800 008 6077

About the Role

Our meeting centre volunteers are there to support our sessions. This could involve activities such as, music, crafts, light exercise sessions, games and reminiscence. It may also involve assisting with refreshments throughout during the day. 


What will I get out of it? 

• You will meet new people. 

• You will be involved in a rewarding volunteering role. 

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

• There will be the opportunity to take the Meeting Centre training in conjunction with the University of Worcester to attend other Age UK H&W training courses for free like Dementia Awareness training, First Aid, Food Hygiene. 

• You will be helping to support people across Worcestershire with a diagnosis of dementia. 

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


What is a meeting Centre?

A meeting centre is a local resource, operating out of ordinary community buildings, that offers on-going warm and friendly support to people with mild to moderate dementia. The meeting centre is a social club where people meet to have fun, talk to others living with a similar experience.

Skills and Qualifications

What is required of me?

  • Helping to set up the Meeting Centre 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 activitiesb

  • Helping to run and support session activities.

  • Helping to clear away after the session.

  • Escalating any concerns about members to a member of staff promptly.

  • Directing any queries or need for Dementia Wellbeing Assistant support to a member of staff

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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