Wellbeing Volunteer

What You'll Do: 

The Volunteers will support the Community Development Team with the following:

• Setting up reminiscing sessions in the museum and in local care homes and preparing resources  

• Assisting in reminiscing activities, including interacting with people living with dementia, their carers and care home staff. Measuring the wellbeing of the participants before and after reminiscing sessions, using a simple set of standardised questions.  

• Assisting with other areas of the Brand Memories programme, including community events, which may run at weekends or evenings.

• Computer-based tasks, including online research, resource development and testing, building contact lists and helping with marketing campaigns.

• Other administrative-based tasks which may arise from time to time. 

Why You'll Love It: 
  • You'll work with a young and passionate team.
  • Volunteers will help to ensure that learners of all ages (but specifically lifelong learners and people living with dementia) can engage with the museum's collection.
  • It is very rewarding to see how people living with dementias engage and enjoy our sessions. 
What You'll Learn: 

What skills can you gain?

  • Interpersonal
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Marketing
  • Leading Sessions
  • Leadership  
  • Active facilitating and listening 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Flexibility and adaptability 
  • Teamwork 
  • Planning and delivery skills 
What We're Looking For: 

We’re looking for people who are:

• Friendly and personable with excellent written and spoken English communication skills

• Team workers who enjoy working with a diverse range of people

• Willing to learn practical methods of engaging with people living with dementia  

• Experienced in the use of computers, including Word, Excel and Outlook

• Desirable: experience working in an elderly care / vulnerable adult setting, with an understanding of Health & Safety and Safeguarding 

Older People
United Kingdom
13 Weeks Minimum
4 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Relevant interests: 
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Museums, Libraries and Institutions
CV / Resume
Over 18 years old
Phone Interview

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