Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society

20th February 2020, 12:01pm | By Clare Lucas |

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 clare.lucas@alzheimers.org.uk

Comments and Discussion

Comments are closed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.
Could you spare an hour or two each week to offer companionship to an older person living in a local care home?

Could you spare an hour...

Care Home Volunteers is looking for people to join our...
Wiltshire Council play areas to reopen

Wiltshire Council play ...

Wiltshire Council’s play areas will reopen from Satu...
Motiv8

Motiv8

Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young peo...
Open Access Youth Café, Chippenham

Open Access Youth Café...

The Chippenham Community Area Young People Needs Asses...
Exciting plan for Salisbury’s people friendly streets to begin in the autumn

Exciting plan for Salis...

Wiltshire Council has announced an exciting and ambiti...
Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society

Volunteer with Alzheime...

Do you have some spare time to get involved in a volun...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...
Summer sports camps with 360 Degree Sports Coaching – book now!

Summer sports camps wit...

360 degree Sports Coaching have received around £1000...
Wiltshire Council pillar 2 COVID-19 test data

Wiltshire Council pilla...

Wiltshire Council can confirm that as of 26 June, in t...
Important news for all budding community reporters

Important news for all ...

You may have noticed that we have changed the look and...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...

KarenLinakerCEM

...lego...any time https://t.co/WQ7kyeek9K
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...
Public urged to play their part and act responsibly ahead of pubs reopening on Saturday 4 July

Public urged to play th...

Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Police have joined for...

KarenLinakerCEM

More than ever local Link Schemes need your help. If ...

KarenLinakerCEM

A very reassuring development. Am tempted to join up ...
Volunteers needed at Tisbury

Volunteers needed at Ti...

We are currently looking for extra volunteers to help ...
Telephone befrienders needed!

Telephone befrienders n...

We are looking for friendly and confident volunteers b...

KarenLinakerCEM

Thank you @SalisburyCath https://t.co/2gZ9k8NG6m
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...
Mind Reset, in Malmesbury and Chippenham

Mind Reset, in Malmesbu...

“In all the Community Areas in Wiltshire Young Peopl...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
Managing your money

Managing your money

Information and tips to help your whole committee take...

KarenLinakerCEM

Amazing photos and news clippings from Salisbury 90 ye...