Dementia Meeting Centre Volunteer (Clevedon / Bristol)


Name: Dementia Meeting Centre Volunteer (Clevedon / Bristol)
Organisation: Alive
Type: Part Time
We are looking for one-off, semi-regular and regular volunteers. We can accommodate your wishes. Please note all our volunteering takes place during the work week, not on weekends.


Are you creative and compassionate? Got a big heart and want to support the local community? Volunteer with us at our Dementia Meeting Centres and make someone’s day!

Alive is an award-winning charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people. We envision a world where older people live lives full of joy, meaning and connection. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Purpose of the role
▪ To support meeting centre members with dementia and their carers to enjoy sessions
▪ To help develop a warm and friendly meeting centre community

What you will be doing
▪ Welcoming members
▪ Helping staff set up and carry out activities
▪ Offering a friendly face and listening ear
▪ Making and serving refreshments
▪ Supporting people on trips and at events
▪ Giving people information about other services
▪ Helping clear away after sessions

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Organisation Description

Alive is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people and their carers.

Our vision
A world where older people live lives full of joy, meaning and connection.
Our mission
To prioritise health and wellbeing into later life.
• Engages older people creatively through meaningful activity
• Trains and supports care staff to enrich the lives of older people
• Reduces older people’s social isolation by connecting them to their local communities
• Speaks up for the rights of older people to those with the power to improve their lives


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Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices
  • Mental Health
  • Music

Types of Activity

  • Art
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Community Work
  • Gardening
  • General and Helping
  • Local Events
  • Music

Skills and Qualifications


What we are looking for

• Friendly demeanour
• Good listening skills
• Reliability and punctuality
• A desire to engage with and support people who may have complex needs, particularly dementia
• Experience with dementia / vulnerable adults is desirable but not needed – come along and learn new skills!

We provide an Introduction to Dementia training and Food Hygiene training for volunteers.


• The good feeling of making someone’s day better
• Connecting with your local community
• Meeting new people
• Being involved with fun activities
• Learning more about dementia
• A reference, if desired
• Work experience
• Paid travel expenses (up to £10/day)

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Paid - up to £10 / day
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Over the phone and by facilitator on site. Volunteers will receive a Volunteer Agreement and Volunteering Policies with further information.
Insurance Cover: Included
Special Needs: Accepted to a degree – volunteers need to be able to support our participants with complex needs (e.g. dementia)
Offer: Yes – full-time volunteer coordinator support
Training: Introduction to Dementia and Food Hygiene Level 2
Other: Clevedon - Christchurch, Chapel Hill, Clevedon BS21 7LL Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 3:30pm Bristol - Westbury Fields Retirement Village, Cricket Lane, Bristol BS10 6TW

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, DBS Check, Taster session