OPP OF THE DAY: Dementia Advisor Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Society

The role provides, support, information and signpost people with dementia as well as their families and carers; answering incoming calls, identifying their needs and forwarding to the Dementia Support Worker as necessary. You would also be trained to input referral on to the in-house computer system.

At Alzheimer’s Society, we believe passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Volunteering provides you with a wealth of benefits including meeting new people and learning new skills. By volunteering with us, you can get involved in Alzheimer’s Society’s wide range of activities such as research, campaigning, fundraising and our services.

Skills:
We are looking for volunteers with good telephone and basic IT skills who have an understanding or experience of dementia, or willingness to learn. You must be willing to complete any necessary training, be happy to work as part of a team and be able to demonstrate confidentiality in practice. If you are a good listener, have a welcoming, compassionate, supportive attitude and can demonstrate empathy this could be a perfect role for you.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Pauline Hollington
Email: pauline.hollington@alzheimers.org.uk

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