Volunteer - Singing for the Brain Group

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

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. We also fund research and are committed to contributing at last £10 million every year to reasearch to create a world without dementia.

Would you like to unite with us against dementia?

Job Summary

Alzheimer's Society are looking for Volunteers to assist with the Singing for the Brain group in Plymstock.

How does this role make a difference?

Singing for the Brain is an innovative music therapy service designed to provide a stimulating environment for people with dementia.

Volunteering at a Singing for the Brain group helps people with dementia to be able to express themselves through music as to socialise with others in a safe environment.

What will I be doing?

  • Helping set up and tidyng the room e.g. moving chairs and tables
  • Welcoming attendees
  • Handing out songbooks and instruments
  • Encouraging participation
  • Making teas and coffees

These are fun sessions that do not require any great singing ability. Primarily the singing part of the role involves being a voice in the group. However part of the sessions involve 'singing in the round' and we would like a volunteer that is confident to lead a part of the group during these parts of the sessions.

How much time will I need to give?

Sessions are held every Monday afternoon.

Volunteers will be needed to come along before the session starts in order to help with setting up and stay on for a short time after to help ensure we leave the venue tidy.

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