Singing for the Brain® group support volunteer

Location
Crediton, Devon
Posted
25 Jul 2018
Closes
25 Oct 2018
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Expenses
Unpaid
Commitment
Short Term

We are looking for a volunteer to support our Singing for the Brain® group in Crediton. Singing for the Brain® provides a structured group session for people with dementia and their carers, designed around the principles of music therapy and singing.

You will be part of a team of volunteers who support the group leader to deliver the session. We are looking for a volunteer who can help to set out the room and to clear away afterwards (including moving tables/chairs). You will also be talking to people with dementia and their carers, making and distributing refreshments and supporting people to engage with the singing session.

Singing for the Brain® in Crediton takes place fortnightly on Tuesday mornings.

The role will suit you if you…

Have experience of or an interest in music and movement

Know about, or are willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on people

Are committed to inclusion and treating people from all backgrounds with dignity

Enjoy meeting new people, demonstrating empathy and compassion

Have good verbal communication skills especially face to face

Recognise the importance of confidentiality and can show this in practice

Are comfortable volunteering as part of a team of volunteers and employees

Are prepared to complete any necessary initial and ongoing learning, and attend future support meetings.

The impact you’ll make…

You will be part of a team providing people with dementia and their carers the chance for social interaction in a safe and supportive environment. Your involvement aims to help people feel less isolated and to experience an enjoyable activity helping towards their feeling of wellbeing.

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