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Job DescriptionWhat's Involved? You would be providing one-to-one support to a person with dementia to: get out and about for short walks; go the cinema; engage in other hobbies and interests; or engage in new ones. Share your own skills and hobbies and interests to shape opportunities for people with dementia Where - You could support a person with dementia to do the following - go to their local park, the cinema, pick up an old hobby, visit local museums, try a new leisure activity or just stay at home and chat. There is also an option for telephone support, where you can chat over the phone to the person with dementia if they require this. When - this could be throughout the day, at a weekend or on an evening. How often - a level of commitment is expected, e.g. a few hours per week (2-3) / month, from you o support a person with dementia to continue to stay active / involved in society. A minimum of 6 months commitment is expected once relevant checks have taken place. This role will suit you if you.... * Want to help people with dementia stay active * Are passionate about supporting people with dementia to improve their quality of life * Know about, or are willing to learn about dementia and its impact on people * Have good verbal communication and listening skills, especially face to face * Are happy to volunteer remotely, yet understand you are part of a team * Recognise the importance of confidentiality, and show this in practice * Are prepared to undergo an induction into the role and attend necessary training and similar learning activities to help you in your role * Are keen to provide a high standard of service * Have satisfactory literacy skills * Have the ability to volunteer within service boundaries and are comfortable to follow policies, procedures and guidance * Are committed to inclusion, treating people from all backgrounds with dignity The impact you'll make... Side by Side volunteers will provide agreed support to people with dementia this could be either by visiting them in their home, enabling them to stay active, taking part in appropriate social and recreational activities in their community or simply just having a telephone conversation, whichever they require. Your involvement aims to help people to feel less isolated enabling the person to focus on their strengths to remain active and confident. Information about the application process Step1: Pre-application: Input your details including name and email address to register your interest. Alzheimer's society will use this information to send you future Volunteer opportunity alerts if you opt to receive them, and to keep in contact with you about your application. By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this. Step 2: Opportunity Alerts: Optional sign up for information on future vacancies at the Society Step 3: Download and complete a registration form Interested? If you have any questions or need more information about this role, please contact Kerry Lane at or phone How to Apply Register your details and send your completed Volunteer Registration Form to Kerry Lane by post Alzheimer's Society Cymru 7B Hall Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire SA18 3BW or email kerry.lane @ .uk

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