Befriending Connexions - Borders
- Scottish Borders
- Contact name
- Jacqui Ramage
- 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:
To find out more, contact:
Jacquie Ramage, Volunteer Coordinator - JRamage@alzscot.org / 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.
How volunteering helped me
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!
Richard Thomson, Glasgow
Richard Thomson has raised an incredible £1400 for Alzheimer Scotland while taking on the challenge of Everest Base Camp. Read more about his story here.