Volunteer: Side by Side, Portadown (interest in music)

Closing date is: 
10 Nov 2017
Would you like to help a person with dementia live a fuller and happier life? If the answer is Yes then this is a role within the Society that you may wish to be involved in.


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


The impact you'll make

- Reduce Isolation: Your role will enable people with dementia to be less lonely or isolated

- Help people with dementia to keep doing the things they love by giving them confidence and person centred support to stay involved or find new hobbies and interests


If you have any questions or need more information about this role, please contact Rosario Mc Hugh, Volunteering Officer at [email protected] or phone 028 71384570

How to apply

Register your details and send your completed Volunteer Registration Form to Rosario Mc Hugh, Volunteering Officer at Alzheimer's Society, Orchard Road Industrial Estate, Orchard Road, Strabane, Co Tyrone, BT82 9FR or email[email protected]

Contact Information
Rosario Mc Hugh
028 71 384570