Do you have some spare time to get involved in a volunteering opportunity with Alzheimer’s Society? We are seeking local people ready to take up a fun, friendly, super-flexible volunteering opportunity, with its Side by Side service. Volunteers will be paired with someone with dementia, so they can help them keep on doing the things they love – and try new things too whether it’s going for a swim or catching the latest movie. And you’ll receive expert training and support to develop the role.
Side by Side really is a two-way street. Of course, there’s the feel-good factor of knowing that you’re changing someone’s life. But our volunteers are also constantly amazed by how much they learn from the people they support. As with any relationship, it’s a shared journey made up of unique moments. Loneliness is a real problem for people with dementia, yet one of the most important things for those affected is to remain part of their community.
‘Side by Side has increased my confidence, improved my social skills and made me grow as a person. I just love it in every way!’ Side by Side volunteer
To find out how to get involved call Clare Lucas, Alzheimer’s Society’s Volunteering Officer, on 01249 443469 or email her at email@example.com