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Wellbeing Cafe Volunteer

Wellbeing Cafe Volunteer
Dementia Forward
Description of the role:

*Due to CV19, we’re unable to recruit volunteers to this particular role at the moment. However, there are lots of other ways you can support us and we hope to relaunch this service in the future. If you’d like more information, please enquire using the button below and we will be in touch about different ways you can support us.*

If you enjoy meeting people, chatting, playing games or doing crafts why not join our fabulous team of wellbeing volunteers? Our Time Together group for people living with dementia meets on a Tuesday afternoon in Harrogate. It’s a friendly fun group where you will join in with a variety of activities (including crafts, games and table tennis), chat with people over a cup of tea or a bowl of soup and generally make everyone feel welcome.

Volunteers also set up before the group, serve teas and coffees and clear up at the end of the session. It’s a great opportunity to do something to help your community, make new friends and feel good! Plus if you’re a dab hand at crafts or a bit of a pool shark, we love to find people who can share their hobbies and skills and bring them to the group.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No experience is necessary. We would welcome anyone who loves to get involved and enjoys meeting people.

Practical information:

There is no commitment to helping every week; you just let us know which weeks you can help out. We aim to have three or four volunteers at each session, so it’s a great opportunity to get to know like-minded people. We ask volunteers to arrive 1 hour before the session starts, if at all possible, to help with the set up of the activities.

We offer a Dementia Awareness session for all our volunteers. The group is based at Christ Church in Harrogate, so your own transport to the venue is essential. We can reimburse reasonable travel expenses on a discretionary basis. We are more than happy for friends to come to the group together as volunteers.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
Christ Church
Church Square
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 4SW
Last updated: 19.11.2020
Organisation Information

During the coronavirus outbreak, face to face activities are not taking place but Dementia Forward is operating a support helpline staffed by professional dementia support advisors for anyone who needs any advice or a listening ear, including carers and family members. The helpline (03300 578592) is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Dementia Forward is a local charity which supports people living with dementia across North Yorkshire. Dementia support advisors and a dementia specialist nurse provide a personalised service, from information and advice to practical and emotional support. In addition, under normal circumstances we run social events and weekly groups, focusing on wellbeing and peer support. Anyone can use this free service. During the coronavirus pandemic, we are offering some of these services over video call. Please call our local helpline on 03300 578592 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Charity number: 1148225