Our volunteers' experience of working with Alzheimer Scotland.
There was a great atmosphere at the finish line. Loads of people had turned out to cheer on their friends and family.
Go get 'em nana celebrates her 70th with a Forth Rail abseil
Dementia is something that has touched my family's life and my friends too.
I couldn’t believe that just talking to someone for half an hour could really improve their quality of life.
It’s a role that suits me really well for lots of reasons.
I’m 78 and I have Alzheimer’s disease - that’s why I wanted to volunteer, to help other people with the same condition. I feel that I am doing well and other people can as well.
I volunteer with Alzheimer Scotland where I attend the Day Centre once a week, take part in fund-raising and serve on the branch committee. It keeps me busy!
To people thinking about volunteering, I would say come and join Alzheimer Scotland!
Volunteer for the local Alzheimers Scotland branch
The staff and volunteers were very warm, welcoming and extremely friendly the day I arrived.
Some peace of mind
The volunteer obviously provided a person-centred service, showing genuine interest and valuing Dad’s life and interests
Volunteering with the Scottish Dementia Working Group
The volunteer work I do is really varied; helping out with monthly meetings, interviewing members about their experiences of setting up audio-visual equipment – I’ve even accompanied a member to a European Parliament meeting in Brussels!