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Alzheimer's Society Essex

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Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

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  • Side by Side Volunteer

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    As a Side by Side volunteer, you'll enable people living with Dementia to keep doing the things they love, help people to stay connected in their communities and build the confidence of individuals to stay active and engaged in social and recreational activities. You'll be participating in activities you have an interest in with a person with dementia to help them to keep doing the things they love, or to pick up new ones! You'll be giving advice to people living with dementia and signpost them to services to enable them to live well and assisting and supporting people living with dementia. You'll need to communicate regularly with the coordinator and/or lead volunteers. This role would suit you if you want to support, enable or empower people with dementia

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsEnvironment, Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Resilience
    • Self-Management
  • Fundraising Group Members

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Regional fundraising is at the very centre of how the Alzheimer's Society raise vital funds at a local level. The money that the Alzheimer's Society raise funds the delivery of universal services that include their website and National Dementia Helpline as well as the services they provide locally such as dementia cafes and Singing for the Brain. It also helps to fund research into care for today and for tomorrow, and their campaigning work. The amount of time varies depending on the activities of the Fundraising group. It is generally a couple of hours a month for planning meetings, plus attendance at the fundraising activity organised by the group. What do Volunteers do? This role helps to support the regional fundraising in your area. Your tasks could include: • Attending meetings with other core members and/or helping on event day with the planned fundraising activities. • Contributing ideas for fundraising to be planned and carried out by the group • Researching local information and opportunities for further fundraising • Helping to promote and market fundraising activities • Keeping in close contact with your Community Fundraiser so all activities are clearly planned, agreed and executed in line with the Society’s policies and procedure • Keeping accurate records of fundraising activities and monies raised There will also be opportunities within the fundraising group to take on areas of further responsibility such as group leader or treasurer.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsDisability, Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • WhenFriday afternoon, Friday evening, Friday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Monday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Thursday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Wednesday morning
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Project Management
    • Self-Management
    • Social Responsibility
  • Awareness Raising Volunteer - Grays

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Alzheimer's Society are looking for a volunteer to promote their services and highlight their presence in local communities in Grays, as well as raising awareness of dementia and providing dementia related information. The role of the volunteer can include (depending on local needs and personal skills experience): Promoting the services of Alzheimer’s Society locally in a wide range of ways, from the distribution of lealets, booklets and posters, liasing with the media, through websites and social networking and by attending local groups, gatherings and community events Maintaining accurate and timely records of activities carried out Liaising with local colleagues and seeking support from the Society’s communications specialists around any media activity The impact you’ll make….. Your involvement will ensure that information about the Alzheimer's Society services is highly visible and readily available to those who need the Alzheimer's Society.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsDisability, Elderly, Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Project Management
    • Self-Management
    • Social Responsibility
  • Fundraising Representative West Essex

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    This role will provide support to the Community Fundraiser in your area, attending cheque presentations, giving talks about the work of Alzheimer’s Society and attending events as a representative of Alzheimer’s Society. This role will be based out in the community and is a very flexible role based on your availability and interests. Specific details will be discussed when you first meet with the Alzheimer's Society.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsDisability, Elderly, Fundraising, Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Business and Commercial Awareness
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Project Management
    • Self-Management
  • Group Support - Men's Motivational Group

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Men's Motivational Group in Stanford-le-Hope meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 12.00 pm until 2.00 pm. It provides opportunities for people who are living with dementia to take part in interesting and fun activities that are likely to appeal particularly to men, such as dominoes, table tennis and playing pool. There is always a cup of tea or coffee available and lots of opportunities for a chat and a laugh in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Alzheimer's Society are looking for volunteers who can help to create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, who can take part in the activities, encouraging others to take part and to chat too.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • WhenFriday afternoon
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Self-Management
  • Support Volunteer - Information Hub

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Alzheimer's Society are looking for volunteers to support their Information Hub in Braintree, Wickford, Rayleigh and Ongar. Volunteers are needed to help at the Information Hub for all or part of the session. You will provide support to the group leader to enable people affected by dementia to access the information they need and to engage with other people in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. - The sessions in Braintree will take place 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am- 1.00 pm - The sessions in Rayleigh take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 12.00 noon - 2.45 pm - The sessions in Ongar take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am- 1.00 pm at Great Stony, High Street, Ongar, CM5 0AD. - The sessions in Wickford on the the 1st Thursday of the month from 1.45 - 4.15 pm at the Community Centre, Market Road, SS12 0AG. Volunteers are needed to help at the Information Hub for all or part of the session (plus setting up and clearing away time) every time the Hub meets. The Information Hubs give people an opportunity to access information and speak to organisations who can offer advice and support. Refreshments are also available to help to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The impact you'll make..... Information Hubs provide an opportunity for people with dementia, family members, carers and other people to talk about living well with dementia, ask questions of professionals and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsDisability, Elderly, Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • WhenThursday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Project Management
    • Self-Management
    • Team Work
  • Community Support Volunteer - Grays and Thurrock

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Alzheimer's Society are looking for volunteers to support their Community Support service in the Grays and Thurrock area. Volunteers are needed that can volunteer at on either Tuesdays or Thursdays or both: • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the morning • 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in the afternoon The role of the volunteer can include.... • Visiting a person with dementia on a regular basis each week or fortnight • Providing one-to-one support to help continue with hobbies and personal interests • Facilitating opportunities for participation in leisure and social activities • Provide encouragement and assistance to individuals to enable them to to carry out daily activities such as light chores, cooking or shopping, if this is how they wish to spend their time • Enabling the person with dementia to engage with activities in a safe and enjoyable environment • Contributing to the development of support plans and risk assessments • Maintaining accurate and legible written records • Supporting the person with dementia at home and/or in the local community depending on the activities agreed during the assessment process The impact you'll make..... Community Support volunteers provide agreed support to people with dementia in their home and/or local community and help that person to take part in appropriate social and/or recreational activities. Your involvement aims to help people to feel less isolated enabling the person to focus on what they can still do, rather that what they can no longer do.

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsDisability, Elderly, Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • WhenThursday afternoon, Tuesday morning
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Project Management
    • Resilience
    • Self-Management
  • Gamechanger is an app you can download on your phone and and play brain games for 5 minutes a day for a month - to help aid research into how the brain works. Researchers hope that if they can learn more about how the brain works - through how we interact with our smartphones - they can spot the very early changes in the brain of people with Dementia. Log on at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/research/play-your-part/gamechanger and start playing!

  • Chelmsford Memory Walk Volunteer Sunday 6th October

    This opportunity takes place between 06 Oct 2019 and 07 Oct 2019. Closing date for applications is 03 Oct.

    Dementia is the UK's biggest killer. 225,000 people will develop dementia this year, that’s one person every three minutes. Not one of our walks could happen without our amazing volunteers. We raised over £8 million from last year's Memory Walks, and we hope to raise even more this year! By volunteering you will make a massive difference in the funding of vital dementia research, campaigns, and support services

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