Volunteers Week

Why are volunteers so important to Dementia Support and what are the benefits?

Dementia Support’s team of volunteers regularly give up their spare time to support our services: dementia friendly activities, Daisy’s café, fundraising, administration, public speaking and much more……

Volunteers bring the outside in; they are part of our community and many of them will come with energy and enthusiasm for our cause, and a diverse range of skills, experiences and knowledge which supports the work we do with our customers and our local community.

Involving volunteers in Dementia Support adds great value to what we do and helps us to fulfil our mission of supporting people living with dementia, their families & carers and to create a community where dementia is wholly understood and accepted.

The benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering at Dementia Support offers vital help in supporting us to deliver our services to people living with dementia , but the benefits can be even greater for our volunteers. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.

Volunteers help us in reaching more of our customers, in raising awareness about our cause, as well as our charity’s profile – what we do and why we do it. Volunteers help us build relationships within the communities in which we work. We will be able to reach out and support more customers and their families by recruiting more volunteers for the right roles that enable us to deliver our services.

The volunteering opportunities provided within Dementia Support can help you to develop and use many specialist or life skills but also provides us with another method of developing our workforce – those who gain experience as volunteers may well apply for vacancies and can be well placed for progressing into paid roles.

To us, at Dementia Support, there is no such thing as ‘just a volunteer’. Each and every one of our volunteer team is amazing and hugely appreciated – we could not do what we do without you!

Do you have any questions?

If you have any more questions, please contact Dementia Support at info@dementia-support.org.uk