Helping you to help others.

OPP OF THE DAY: Community Link Volunteer – Alzheimer’s Society

What you’ll be doing:

· Sharing your skills and community experience with our employees and volunteers.

· Creating and strengthening relationships with communities and individuals.

· Taking part in events and talking to groups or at a meeting, to raise awareness of dementia and the support services available.

· Helping to identify people affected by dementia and their carers who can share their dementia story with their wider community and Alzheimer’s Society.

· Signposting people from communities to access the services that are provided by Alzheimer’s Society.

This role will suit you if you:

· Have a confident and friendly approach and are committed to including people from all backgrounds treating them with dignity and as individuals.

· Have a good knowledge and understanding of the local community.

· Would like to develop an understanding of the barriers to seeking dementia related support.

· Have excellent communication skills and be able to talk to a variety of audiences (the ability to communicate in languages other than English is not essential but may be helpful).

What you can expect from us:

· We will make you feel welcome, included and respected.

· You will receive training, ongoing supervision and support.

· You can claim pre-agreed out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) in line with our policy.

· We’ll keep you up to date with relevant policies and procedures that apply to your role.

· You’ll have access to learning, development and engagement opportunities for volunteers.

What we need from you:

To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia we ask for:

· One reference and proof of identity.

· To put the role into practice most effectively and to ensure a consistent service for people living with dementia this role is recommended to continue for at least 6 months.

· Learning to enable you to be effective in the role will take about 2 hours.

· You will need your own computer, internet access and phone.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to apply, please contact Lee Allen, Dementia Connect Local Services Manager – or 07484084656 or 0121 521 3020

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