Volunteer: Dementia Friendly Community Champion, Armagh/Dungannon
What will you be doing?
Delivering interactive dementia awareness workshops
Delivering targeted dementia information sessions within your local community, networking at relevant events, gatherings and groups
Raising the profile of Dementia Friendly Community Programme through posters, leaflet distribution, social and mass media
Supporting local campaigning activity which champions the rights of people affected by dementia
Volunteers are good at adapting to local need. This role description highlights the kind of activity you may be involved with. Any local variations will be discussed separately as part of the recruitment process.
Will the role be suitable for you?
Previous experience in the delivery of presentations and group facilitation is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided. The role may be ideal for you if:
You wish to develop your own understanding of dementia and the impact it can have
You have developed verbal and non verbal communication skills and listening skills
Are willing to engage in training in facilitation skills and peer support
You can show empathy, patience, consideration and a caring nature
You are comfortable in attending future development and support meetings.
What 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 accessibility need we’ll make reasonable adjustments to enable you to volunteer.
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, communities and experiences. We will make you feel welcome, included and respected because together we are united.