Host Organisation: Alzheimer's Society (Cheshire and St Helens)

Can you play a musical instrument and/or sing and have a few hours to spare? Then this may be the Volunteer role for you.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Health and Wellbeing services, Older People (60+), Social Activities, Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Type of Activity: Support / Care Work
Location: Nantwich
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Tuesday AM

You will be part of a team and will be actively involved in playing music and/or singing with the group and your involvement will aim to help people living with Dementia people feel less isolated and to experience an enjoyable interactive activity helping towards their feeling of wellbeing.
The Singing for the Brain® Nantwich group runs on a Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:00noon and provides a structured group session for people with dementia who may wish to attend alone or with a carer. The service is designed around the principles of music therapy and singing. It offers the chance for social interaction in a safe and supportive environment.
You will be welcoming and talking with people with dementia and their carers • Supporting the group leader by issuing song books, starting off songs/ movements and encouraging participation • Making and distributing beverages and other refreshments, • Tidying up the room after the session • Following service standards, service specifications, service boundaries and recognising the range of policies and procedures that impact on the activity being carried out.
This is a volunteer role where a little time really makes a big difference to a person living with dementia and their carer.You also get to meet new people and have fun!

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Play a musical instrument and/or sing. Good People skills - welcoming, friendly and patient and willing to be part of a team delivering a high quality services to make a difference to a person living with Dementia and their carers.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Travel Expenses in line with Alzheimer's Society Policy

What support is available for the volunteer?:

The volunteer will be supported by the Group Leader and will be part of the wider Volunteer Network for the Alzheimer's Society.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Alzheimer Society Policy and Procedures relevant for the role