Scottish Dementia Working Group Volunteer - North Lanarkshire
The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) are the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland. All members of the SDWG have a diagnosis of dementia.
We are a friendly group led by people with dementia. As a national group our members attend meetings, events and conferences across Scotland. We urgently need friendly and reliable volunteers to support our members when travelling to group activities.
We are looking for volunteers to start as soon as possible and ideally commit to a few days each month. Opportunities can be flexible as meetings and demand vary across the year.
All travel expenses will be covered. Essential training and support will be provided including dementia awareness training.
For this role Alzheimer Scotland volunteers are required to complete PVG Scheme Membership.
For more information on volunteering with the SDWG or to discuss how you can volunteer with SDWG please contact: Marc Buchanan (Development Officer) : [email protected] or telephone 0141 418 3938
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
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!
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