Volunteer: Side by Side, Lurgan/Banbridge (interest in sailing/model boats)

Closing date is: 
19 Oct 2017
Side by Side volunteers provide invaluable, person centred opportunities for people living with dementia. You could enable someone to stay connected to the things they love e.g. music, exercise or giving someone the confidence to take part in a group.


What's involved?

Side by Side volunteers support people living with dementia in the local community.  This involves companionship for a person in the early stages of dementia helping them to take part in social and recreational activities.  This would be for a few hours every week or fortnight.  We would ask that you could commit to a period of at least six months.

- Providing one-to-one support to enable people with dementia to continue with their hobbies and interests or engage in new ones.

- Share your own skills, hobbies and interests to shape opportunities for people with dementia

- Liaising with the Side by Side co-ordinator on a regular basis, including changes or concerns regarding the service user, as well as discussing your personal learning and development needs


This role will suit you if you are..

- Passionate about supporting, enabling and empowering people with dementia and have a committed, flexible approach

- Good verbal communication and listening skills, especially face to face

- Happy to volunteer individually and remotely, yet understand you are part of a larger team

- Willing to volunteer within service boundaries and to learn new skills


Interested in this role?

If you would like an application pack or have any questions please contact Rosario Mc Hugh, Volunteering Officer at [email protected] or call 028 71384570

Contact Information
Rosario Mc Hugh
028 71 384570