Dementia Support Volunteer

Rochdale and District Mind’s Dementia Support Service provides support to people living with dementia, those experiencing memory loss, their Carers and families. We will aim to empower and support people from all backgrounds and improve equality of access to appropriate support. The project supports the community through outreach work, identifying those living with dementia, their carers and their families. We also reach out to those who are experiencing memory and/ or behaviour change that may indicate dementia and hidden carers.
Start date: 29th June 2023
End date: 29th June 2024
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:

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)

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training, Own vehicle required, Driving license
Areas of Interest: Disability, Mental Health
What activities will the volunteer do? Counselling, Support Work
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Rochdale and District Mind
Organisation Profile: Mental health. some of the activities we deliver are Support groups, wellbeing activities, out-of-hours support, allotment project, wellbeing 121, self-help courses, support groups, dementia support,
Charity number: 519916