Volunteers needed to help those living with dementia
VOLUNTEERS are needed to help people living with dementia in Buckinghamshire.
There are currently more than 8,000 people living with dementia across the county with the number set to rise dramatically.
The Alzheimer’s Society is looking for volunteers who are passionate about improving the lives of people living with dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Society volunteers are a vital part of the charity and are needed for a variety of different roles across the county including group or one-to-one befriending, telephone-based memory support volunteering and help with setting up the tables and chairs for an activity group in Aylesbury.
The Alzheimer’s Society volunteering officer for Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire Jane Penton said: “We’re looking for enthusiastic people who want to do something to improve the lives of people living with dementia in Buckinghamshire and have a variety of very different roles. Some are based in our offices in Aylesbury and others are out and about in the local community.
“Some require as little as 15 minutes a week whilst others would suit someone able to commit to volunteering for half a day a week.
“We really do have something for everyone and are always delighted to hear from people however much time they have to offer.
“No knowledge or experience of dementia is required as we provide full training.”
If you would like to volunteer, call Jane Penton on 01296 718 956, or email Jane.penton@alzheimers. org.uk.
All the roles are on the charity’s website at www. alzheimers.org.uk.