Side By Side Volunteer( Across Down and Lisburn and Newcastle)

Alzheimer's Society

Side by Side volunteers provide invaluable, person centred opportunities for people living with dementia. You could enable someone to take part in social and recreational activities - staying connected to the things they love.

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.

What’s involved?

  • 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 coordinator on a regular basis, including changes or concerns regarding the service user, as well as discussing your personal learning and development needs.


This role does not provide personal care, such as cleaning, washing or physical support

How to apply…

Contact Ruth Woodfield Volunteering Officer on 0289038748 or [email protected]

or download , complete and return the registration form attached.


Closing Date

Wednesday / 01 August 2018 9:00am

Contact Details

Ruth Woodfield [email protected]

Market House, 16 The Square,
BT24 8AE
United Kingdom


Volunteer Registration Form.docx Volunteer Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.docx Side By Side Volunteer.docx