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Memory cafes are a great place for the community to socialise, relax and find dementia advice in a supportive atmosphere. Once a month Gloucester, Gloucestershire memory cafe welcomes people living with dementia, their carers/family to sit down for a chat or get involved in the activities going on. Fun, often topical activities and talks are organised to help people to enjoy themselves and reminisce. Activities include wordsearches, craft activities and reminiscence sessions.
We’re looking for volunteers to help support the running of the cafe. This will include making attendees feel welcome by chatting to them, encouraging them get involved in the activity and serving refreshments. We will also need help setting up and clearing the room.
Gloucester memory cafe takes place once a month on the second Wednesday of every month between 11am and 2pm.
The role will suit you if you:
We’re looking for someone who loves to chat and hear people’s stories. We have regular attendees and new faces attending every month.
Your role will involve supporting people, so they can get involved in the wide range activities. This could involve explaining the instructions or completing the activity together. This will require a bit of patience and adaptability.
You will be working with a small group of volunteers and staff on the day, so we’re looking for someone who can work well in a team.
The impact you’ll make:
You’ll be helping us maintain a vital service for people living with dementia in the local community. Our regular groups allow people to stay connected and feel less isolated. It also gives people the opportunity to share experiences and find support.