Are you looking to support someone in your community?
Through an exciting new partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, we’re piloting an innovative initiative in the Birmingham region, providing unique volunteering roles, which give the insurance industry the opportunity to give back to local communities.
Dementia is not the end, but it can make everyday things like going to the shops or making a cup of tea more challenging. Having someone with you can make all the difference and give someone the confidence to continue doing the things they love. Right now, there’s someone in your local community who could be a new friend to have coffee with, watch the football or try something new.
If you have the time to become a regular volunteer you could make a huge difference to someone living with dementia. You can volunteer on weekdays, evenings or during weekends, by phone or face-to-face.
Types of support include:
- Face to face: As a face-to-face volunteer you can go wherever your shared interests take you – whether it’s a local garden centre, museum or café. Meeting in-person helps build familiarity and helps people with dementia to continue doing the things they love.
- Telephone: You can also volunteer over the phone, either from your home or your local Alzheimer’s Society office. A friendly chat with a familiar voice can be a great source of comfort so is a great option if you’re not able to travel and meet face-to-face.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be provided with all the training and support you need from Alzheimer’s Society.
What roles are available?
There are three different roles on offer, including:
- Keeping in Touch telephone volunteer – Keeping in Touch calls are a vital way of providing continued support to people with dementia and their families and carers. Through short calls, you’ll support by checking in to see if someone requires further assistance from us on a regular basis. Keeping in Touch Volunteer Role Description (PDF)
- Side by Side telephone volunteer – You can provide someone living with dementia with companionship and conversation. Through regular contact, people living with dementia can stay connected and are better informed of how and where to access services and support. Side by Side Telephone Volunteer Role Description (PDF)
- Side by Side face-to-face volunteer – This role enables people living with dementia to keep doing the things they love. You’ll help someone stay connected to their local community and build their confidence to stay active and engaged in social and recreational activities. Side by Side Volunteer Role Description (PDF)
How do I apply?
- Please visit Alzheimer’s Society’s website and complete a simple application form. Please pick the Insurance Charities from the form dropdown when prompted to say how you heard about this opportunity.
Got a question? If you have any further questions you can call 07712 692 465 or email email@example.com.