Our Gateshead

Side by Side volunteer

Description of what will be involved: 

Side by Side volunteers improve the quality of life of people with dementia by helping them to continue to do things they love.  Volunteers visit people in their home for conversation or enable them to take part in recreational activities in their community such as visiting cafes or going for a walk.  Their involvement aims to help people to deel less isolated and to focus on their strengths to remain active and confident.

This volunteer role requires commitment of approximately 2 hours per week and could take place at week days, weekends or eveinings.

The role would require a 6-month commitment from the volunteer.

Opportunity Location: 
Skills and qualifications needed: 

Vollunters need to have the following:

  • Communications - - be able to take to everyone and listen to their response and then support
  • relibaility - side by side members will need to know you are coming so they can rely on your support.
  • Enthusiasm - we need you to be able to empower people to stay involved in their interests.
  • Attitude - this role requires you to be empathic to the changing needs of our members and to respond with positivity in activities
  • Ability - you will need to have an interest and ability in supporting people
Does opportunity require DBS check?: 
Yes
Additional Information: 

This role requires commitment of approximately 2 hours per week and could take place at week days, weekends or evenings

The role would require a 6-month commitment from a volunteer.

Contact details: 
volunteering@gateshead.gov.uk

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