Forget Me Not Buddies Volunteer (Tameside)

To assist in the provision of social interaction for Carers and Cared For living with a diagnosis of Dementia. NB. No personal contact or caring involved just social interaction.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Commit to regular attendance on a Monday between 12.45 pm and 3.15 pm;
Assist as required in making hot refreshments and serving to attendees tables along with biscuits, cakes, light refreshments etc;
Assist in booking in names and handing out name badges;
Mingle, chat and dance - generally socialise with carers and cared for during event;
Enjoy yourself and have a good time.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Commitment, loyalty and caring disposition.

Areas of Interest: Community, Disability, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health, Older people
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people
What activities will the volunteer do? Catering, Lending a helping hand
Skills gained in this role: Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Forget-Me-Not Buddies (Tameside)
Organisation Profile: A local group run by Carers and Volunteers. It is for Carers, Persons living with Dementia and family members whose lives are affected by a diagnosis of Dementia within their family. The group offers contact, support and a framework to regularly meet up with other Carers and Persons living with Dementia in a safe and social environment, along with planning and subsidising events and outings for Carers, Persons living with Dementia and family members from the Tameside and surrounding areas. Weekly social meetings are held each Monday between 1pm and 3pm in Denton with light refreshments, activities and/or entertainment. Monthly outings and/or activities arranged which include Ten Pin Bowling, Afternoon Teas, Meals, Coach Trips and Matinee Shows etc.
Charity number: 1183245