Befriending/Activities Volunteer

Methodist Homes - Mayfields Published: October 18, 2017
Location
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
EPNAVCO
Benefits
Learn
Skill
Customer Care
Activities
Community Work
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Would you like to make a difference to someone living with Dementia?
A specialist Dementia Care Home in Ellesmere Port is looking for caring and understanding volunteers who would gain satisfaction helping their residents with afternoon/evening activities.
The activities may just be helping residents with a jigsaw,  a puzzle, a craft activity or simply listening and talking with residents. Could you engage with someone, discuss what's in the newspaper or on the news.  If you have a special interest, activity or craft could you share it with a resident to help them engage and communicate.  Do you enjoy having a chat with someone, getting to know them and could bring a bit of sunshine to their day?
So, if you have a friendly personality, enjoy helping people, and are good at talking and listening to people, then this role may be for you and the charity would be very grateful for your time.

Skills include:
- Friendly  personality
- Enjoy caring
- Good at talking and listening to people
Training will be provided, however experience of helping a friend or relative living with dementia would be helpful.

From Overpool Road Shops:
Cross roundabout,  carry on straight until you reach a mini roundabout and take second exit. Then take first right into Naylor Crescent.  Mayfields is the first building on the right, just off Naylor Crescent.

Must be over 18 yrs old
Application process takes 6-8weeks. Starts with an informal chat and an application form. There will be an induction course and any necessary training provided and ongoing support whilst working will be provided.
DBS checks and references will be required.
Expenses inline with company policy will be paid
Minimum commitment time of 1 hour for activities and 2-4 hours for other roles

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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