Side By Side Volunteer - Causeway

Alzheimer's Society

You’ll be helping a person living with dementia to take part in their favourite activities or even try new ones; from joining a local club or going to the library, to going to the football, or just for a stroll in the park.

You’ll complete a short profile of yourself with information about you and your interests for a person living with dementia to look at. If they share some of your interests you’ll be matched together and meet regularly to accompany them in their chosen activities. 


About you: 

You don’t need experience in a health or social care setting to be a great companion. You just need to be willing to learn about dementia care and the experience of living with dementia, and to follow important policies and procedures. You’ll be supported by a role manager throughout your journey with us and receive our first-class training in supporting people with dementia. 


The impact you’ll make: 

Dementia can make it harder to keep up with social life and the things you enjoy, but simple measures can make a big difference to combat isolation and grow the confidence of a person living with dementia. You’ll be providing your matched person with companionship and freedom, and you’ll help them stay active, and stay positive 

That you need to know: 

We need to ensure that people living with dementia who benefit from our services are safe. In order for us to do this we interview, check and train our volunteers in on-going roles. If you have an accessibility need we’ll make reasonable adjustments to enable you to volunteer. This role also requires a criminal records check – there’s more information in the role description. 


We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, communities and experiences. We will make you feel welcome, included and respected because together we are united. 


How to apply: 

If you have any questions about the role or would like to apply, please contact:  Ruth Woodfield [email protected].You can also get in touch with our Volunteering Support Team on 0300 222 5706 or at [email protected]. We’d love to hear your thoughts, questions or feedback. 

Closing Date

Sunday / 01 March 2020 12:00pm

Contact Details

Head Office
30 Skegoneill Street
BT15 3JP
United Kingdom


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