Group Support - South Tyneside

If you love meeting new people and want to support people affected by dementia in your area, then we may have just the volunteer role for you!

As a Group Support Volunteer, you’ll support and encourage people affected by dementia to engage in activities and socialise with others in a group setting. A friendly face at the group, you’ll welcome and talk to people affected by dementia to help them feel comfortable and make sure they’re offered refreshments. You’ll also help set up the room and tidy away at the end of the group.

Your involvement in this role will ensure people affected by dementia are able to meet others in a similar situation, access the support and information they need and enjoy meaningful activities.

 We are looking for volunteers for out three fantastic, friendly groups are held in the South Tyneside area to support people living with dementia and their carers.

Volunteers are required across all three groups. A volunteer may support at 1,2 or 3 of these groups each month.

Singing for the Brain: Monkton Park Church Hall - Wood Terrace, Jarrow, NE32 5LU. This group is held on the 2nd Monday of each Monday @ 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Carers group: Monkton Park Church Hall - Wood Terrace, Jarrow, NE32 5LU. This group is held on the last Wednesday of each month @  2.45pm - 4.00pm

Memory Cafe: St. Peter's Church Hall, 20 Moore Ave, South Shields, NE34 6AA. thsi group is held on the Last Thursday of each month @ 2pm - 3.15pm

Please note these are the start and finish times of the groups so volunteers would be required 15 mins before and after these times to help with set up and tidy up.

Skills

  • You have good verbal communication and listening skills
  • You enjoy meeting new people and being part of a team
  • You are aware of or are willing to learn about dementia and its impact on people
  • You can demonstrate empathy and compassion
  • You are over the age of 16

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    over 16
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes No No No No No No
Afternoon No No Yes Yes No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

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