Dementia Support Volunteer
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Volunteering as a Dementia Support Volunteer at Rochdale and District Mind the tasks and activities that you will undertake are:
You will provide 1-1 and group support, engaging with communities. Ideally you will be multi-lingual (Urdu/Punjabi) and drive/have access to a car. Some awareness of dementia and its impact is also required for this post. Essentially you will be a pro-active team player with a natural ability to engage with people, compassionately. A certain amount of flexibility would also be desirable.
What are we looking for?
Preferably male volunteer from BAME group, but not essential.
Multi-lingual – Urdu/Punjabi speaking essential.
Good team player – essential
Driver – preferable due outreach nature of the role
Awareness of dementia
Compassionate, flexible individual
Be proactive and use initiative.
Help facilitate activities and help set up.
Support, engage and communicate with Service users i.e., Assist in going for walks
In return, as a Rochdale and District Mind Volunteer, you will be provided with:
An organisational induction relevant to volunteering opportunity.
Mandatory training covering areas such as Safeguarding, Data Security, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, PREVENT and other training relevant to the specific role.
You will receive regular monthly check-ins from the service lead and formal supervision support quarterly.
A Volunteer handbook for the organisation.
Travel expenses, to and from the volunteering opportunity.
Learn about and Vacancy opportunities within the organisation.
Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (a previous conviction does not necessarily preclude employment)