Where is it you want me to volunteer?
These groups take place most days at the Dementia Resource Centre, 441 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2PE.
What will I be doing?
You will be welcoming people with dementia to the Group. You will help staff to provide information, serve refreshments, engage in supportive discussions and conversations There will be opportunities to help with social activities and generally ensure people with dementia have a great time within a caring and safe environment.
If you have a welcoming, compassionate and have a supportive attitude, can demonstrate empathy this could be a perfect role for you.
Will the role be suitable for you?
Helping set out the room in an agreed layout
Putting out signage and recording attendees
Preparing and distributing simple refreshments, collecting in and washing items used
Welcoming and talking with people with dementia and carers of people with dementia
Liaising with the group leader to support planned group activities
Supporting the group leader by encouraging participation
Supporting the collection of feedback from the groups
Utilising any specific skills you may have, with local manager agreement in line with identified needs and following appropriate risk assessment and insurance assessment
Tidying up the room after the session
Following service standards, specifications and boundaries, recognising the range of policies and procedures that impact on the activity being carried out.