The Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias; their families and carers.
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. The people you would be supporting are in the early stages of dementia, and you are only required to act as a friend to the service user – not a professional caregiver!
For those of you with hectic timetables, there is also a telephone option, so you can help someone with dementia from the comfort of your own home! This also means that during university holidays or exam periods you can still maintain contact with your new friend.
Please note that the Side by Side role requires a commitment of at least one academic year.
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.
Dementia Action Alliance Administration support role – This role will support the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) by carrying out tasks such as updating the website, scheduling meetings, liaising with contacts, creating reports and other general administration.
The Alzheimer’s Society also have a number of fundraising roles available – get in touch for more information!
Side by Side – The Alzheimer’s Society would ideally like it if you could volunteer a few hours of your time each week, but if you can’t commit to this, you can volunteer once a fortnight instead.
The commitment for the other roles varies. The admin roles must be completed during office hours (Monday – Friday 9-5), but the other roles are flexible to fit around your schedule. It is best to state your availability when you first contact the charity, and they will try their best to accommodate!
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!