About the role

This role will be on Mondays 9:30am-12:30pm to support dementia patients in accessing the regular Monday Club.

We are looking for a committed volunteer to support patients who access our regular Monday Club. The volunteer will assist our bus drivers with patient pick-ups and then join our small team of volunteers who run our weekly group for patients with dementia and their carers. The group offers activities such as creative arts, music, gentle exercise and group games, plus the benefits of social contact and peer support. 

The group is led by experienced volunteers and the Outpatient Coordinator will be on hand to support the group.

We ask volunteers to commit to 1 session per week for a minimum of 6 months. Experience of supporting people with dementia is helpful, but not essential; training is provided.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to the transport team as needed to ensure patient safety
  • Support patients to take part in the group, creating a welcoming and safe atmosphere
  • Assist the lead volunteer to ensure sessions run smoothly and on time
  • Help with serving refreshments

Requirements and recommendations 

  • Excellent interpersonal & listening skills
  • Well-organised and reliable
  • Enthusiastic and able to support others
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Discretion and complete confidentiality
  • Experience of dementia desirable but not essential

What this role will offer you

You will be making an important contribution to Trinity and to the thousands of people who use our services. In return, you will have the opportunity to develop your communication and interpersonal skills and gain experience of organising and delivering group activities. You will also learn about Trinity’s services and gain further knowledge of end of life care.

You will be asked to attend an induction and ongoing training as necessary. You will also have the opportunity to attend other Trinity events such as Summer Gathering, Light Up a Life, and Schwartz Centre Rounds.

Mandatory Training

All volunteers must attend a full day induction and complete four hours online e-learning. The volunteer induction covers communication skills, boundaries, health & safety, confidentiality, an introduction to dementia and all the necessary information a volunteer needs prior to undertaking their role.

Other information

This role will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check

All volunteers receive a Volunteer handbook which sets out Trinity’s relationship and way of working with volunteers. This includes key policies and procedures.

Contact and how to apply

Please complete our  volunteer application form

For further information about the role, please contact Mat Hay on [email protected] or 020 7787 1042 

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