Local Representative Volunteer
What will I be doing?
Are you interested in joining a network of strategic volunteers who represent and champion the Alzheimer’s Society in communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland?
Local Representatives use their considerable knowledge, skills and experience to represent the Society with external organisations, statutory agencies, local forums, alliances and at awareness-raising events. Whilst not a decision-making role in itself, Local Representatives act as an authentic and expert voice for dementia locally and their involvement is key to influencing local decision-makers to improve services for people living with dementia.
Where is it you want me to volunteer?
We are looking for 1 volunteer to cover the N & E Locality of Northern Ireland
What support will I get and what experience is required?
The role may be ideal for you if:
- You are passionate about improving the lives of people living with dementia
- You are an excellent communicator
- You wish to undertake a more externally focused volunteering opportunity
- You recognize that you will be representing the views and policies of the Society rather than personal opinion and are prepared to keep up to date with relevant topics (with the support of the Programme Manager)
You will receive support from the N&E Locality Operations Manager. It is likely that there will be contact with the operations director, service managers, local representative programme manager, area manager, volunteering development manager and other local representatives.
How much time do you expect me to commit?
This role is flexible. The time commitment can be agreed with your role manager but is likely to include reading time to keep up to date on Society strategy and campaigning issues as well as attending external meetings and potentially being contacted by members of the public. This will vary over the year but it is suggested that you assume a commitment of up to 10 hours a month.
How can I find out more about this opportunity?
If you are interested and would like to find out more please email Ruth Woodfield Volunteering Officer [email protected]