The Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers.
About your role
Side by Side – If you would like to help someone with dementia live a fuller and happier life, then this could be the role for you! You would be supporting with activities such as going to a local park, the cinema or a leisure activity. There is also a telephone support option, where you can chat to the person with dementia over the phone.
Please note that the Side by Side role requires a commitment of at least one academic year, so the Alzheimer's Society only accepts applications from students who have at least one, preferably 2 years of study left, or students who will be staying in the Nottingham area once their course is complete. This is in order to maintain a level of consistency for people with dementia you would be working with,
Collection coordinator – Supporting the Community Fundraiser, the role of collection coordinator is very flexible, and based out in the community. You could be organising collection days in a supermarket, arranging for collection tins to be placed in a local café or managing a team of collection volunteers. Ideal for friendly, approachable people with great communication skills.
Singing for the Brain Support – Singing for the Brain is a music therapy group session for people with dementia, offering the chance for social interaction in a safe and supportive environment. As a volunteer, you would be supporting the group leader by setting up the room, welcoming and talking to people with dementia and their carers, serving refreshments and tidying away at the end of the session.
Support Services Volunteer – This role involves engaging with people with dementia during groups and day activities, ensuring that they feel comfortable and able to participate. Typical tasks could include talking to people with dementia and their carers in a sensitive and supportive way, providing basic information, encouraging people to share their experience, and joining in with social activities such as board games, arts and crafts etc.
Telephone Support Volunteer – Provide social contact and a listening ear by making and/or receiving calls to/from people with dementia and those that care for them. Full training will be provided, which will enable you to provide sensitive and informed support information and advice to people with dementia and their carers and families.
The Alzheimer’s Society also have a number of fundraising roles available – get in touch for more information!
The commitment for each role varies – some will be fixed hours each week, whereas some are more flexible. Your level of commitment will be agreed with the charity before you start volunteering.
How to find us
The location for these roles varies – some are based at the Alzheimer’s Society Offices, and others are based out in the community.
- Click on the below button for more information and fill in your details!
- The Student Volunteer Centre will then provide you with contact details for the relevant Volunteer Coordinator Alzheimer's society.
- Some roles require a DBS check, which will be arranged by the charity.
- Some roles require references.
- Full training will be given.
- Pre-agreed, reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed by the organisation.
Please let us know which role(s) you would like to know more about when you register your interest!