Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Alzheimer Scotland

We could not exist without the help of hundreds of volunteers all over Scotland. Our volunteers receive training and support, and we pay expenses.

Befriending Connexions - Borders

Scottish Borders
Contact name
Jacqui Ramage
[email protected]
01573 400 324

Alzheimer Scotland believes nobody should face dementia alone.

Befriending Connexions in the Scottish Borders brings people with dementia and volunteers together. We want people with dementia to be able to keep doing the things they love, get out and about, and enjoy being part of their local community. If you can volunteer for a regular amount of time every month, you could make a real difference towards the confidence and well-being of a person with dementia in the Scottish Borders.

It could be going to the match on a Saturday, a walk along the beach on a Tuesday afternoon, or a cuppa and a blether on Friday morning. It could even be coming along to one of our dementia cafes and befriending as part of a group, visiting someone in a care home or giving them a wee call to say hello. Being a volunteer befriender is a hugely rewarding experience.

Volunteer befrienders will require a PVG check. We'll provide you with  essential training before connecting you with a person living with dementia.

This project is supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery:

PPL funded logoTo find out more, contact:

Jacquie Ramage, Volunteer Coordinator - [email protected] / 01573 400 324  

What you can get out of volunteering

Volunteering at Alzheimer Scotland provides you with the opportunity to develop and build on skills, knowledge and experience and at the same time as making a difference to lives around you who are connected to the organisation. Volunteer with Alzheimer Scotland and gain an all encompassing enjoyable and rewarding experience.

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