By volunteering with Dementia Prevention UK you’ll be part of a movement that believes in the power of education to change the future. Whether you’re looking to volunteer once a week, month or year – there is a role and team waiting to welcome you.
Who is Dementia Prevention UK
Dementia Prevention UK is a charity that helps people harness the power of knowledge to control Dementia. We are committed to providing people with knowledge, support and tools to improve their chances to prevent or delay Dementia.
Our people are vital to our mission. Our pioneering spirit is reflected in the energy and drive of our staff – all of whom play a key role in helping realize our vision.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
A world where people understand that they have a key role in beating Dementia.
To raise awareness and to educate the public that Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing. By modifying lifestyle and embracing cognitive stimulating activities, we can reduce the prevalence of Dementia.
Integrity– Our work is inspired by the most recent breakthroughs in the field of dementia science.
Inclusion and diversity– We provide access to knowledge and practical tools for dementia prevention to the public.
Impact– Our community work delivers change and influences people, their families, and their network.
Curiosity– We continue to learn and push ourselves to find new innovative tools to prevent dementia.
Collaboration– We work in collaboration with universities, research bodies, charities and other organisations to bring new knowledge and the best service to our clients.
Why volunteer with us?
Our volunteers tell us that volunteering is fun and rewarding, and it gives them the opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences. But most importantly, it’s their way of helping us defeat Dementia.
Many of our volunteers have been affected in one way or another by Dementia. Often, they’ve cared for a friend or family member with Dementia. Volunteering for Dementia Prevention UK is their way of being part of the community that is fighting back.
When you volunteer with Dementia Prevention UK, you’re helping defeat Dementia
Workshop Facilitator Volunteer
What will you be doing?
Outline of the workshop services
Workshop facilitation will be providing discreet, objective guidance to a group in order to collaboratively progress towards the programme goal. The role of the facilitator will be to plan and lead activities and instruction in order to help the group do their best thinking together.
The Dementia prevention workshops designed to stimulate the ageing brain and keep it as active as possible. You will be educating the clients on best ways to keep their brain active, stimulated and as a result build cognitive reserve.
An hour and a half for each session and another hour each week for admin and client support work.
How much time do you have to commit?
We aim to be flexible – but it is worth considering:
Workshop facilitator: You will work with one more facilitator for the duration of 14 weeks 2-3 hours a week, with the intention of volunteering for at least 4 months (mainly Monday – Friday, daytime may be some flexibility)
Volunteers will be supported in their roles by Michelle Reshef.
Travel and other agreed out of pocket expenses are reimbursed to volunteers.
Tasks within the role
These will vary according to the needs of the group, but may include:
- Design each session from the program according to the needs of the participants
- Referring issues or concerns regarding the clients wellbeing to Michelle Reshef
We hope that you will also be involved in important activities and opportunities including:
- Identifying opportunities for talks in local organisations.
- Identifying and developing potential fundraising opportunities within local groups.
- Acting as an ambassador for Dementia Prevention UK through building community networks.
What are we looking for?
Although you don’t need to have previous experience of a similar volunteering role within a charity ideally, you’ll have the following:
Professional qualifications ideally with a background of:
- Social worker
- Group facilitator
- Group leader
Personal qualities suitable to the roles:
- An interest in Dementia Prevention UK and the work we do
- Good communication skills
- Great organisational skills
- Honesty and reliability
- Good verbal and written skills in English We welcome people with community languages
- Understanding of Confidentiality
- Patience and Sensitivity
- Passion and enthusiasm
What are the personal benefits?
In return, as one of Dementia Prevention UK’s fantastic workshop facilitator you’ll benefit from:
- Becoming part of a movement to defeat Dementia.
- Join a lively community organisation, full of ideas and with a ‘can-do’ attitude
- Gain satisfaction from being part of a wider team of volunteers
- Have the opportunity to feed into the direction of the organisation
- Group facilitation guidance.
Our promise to you
When you become a Dementia Prevention UK volunteer, we’ll always treat you with respect, consideration and appreciation. We’ll listen to what you have to say and ask you what you think. We’ll make sure you’re always working in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. And of course, your health, safety and welfare are our top priority. We’ll be there to support you and make sure you know exactly what you’re doing.
What’s the next step?
Please send an email to us so we can arrange a time to discuss the role and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also gather details about your experience of Dementia and interest in the charity. This information will only be used to match you with appropriate opportunities.
When you’ve decided that this role is for you, the Volunteering team will ask you for the contact details of two referees so references can be taken up before you start volunteering.
You’ll be fully supported by us. We’ll provide you with training, support and guidance.
If you have any general enquiries about this role please contact the Volunteering team on email: email@example.com
Pathway to becoming a volunteer
- Send us an email
- Meeting with Volunteer team member
- References check
- Induction training
- Program training according to the subject of your workshop
You can find out more about the Dementia Prevention workshops service here: https://dementiapreventionuk.com
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.