Volunteering

We are a volunteer-led organisation and without volunteers, we couldn’t do what we do.

Volunteers can participate on a public basis supporting individuals with a dementia diagnosis and their families in the programs we run or you can help to support the program’s operations in areas such as outreach and publicity, administrative support, training.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the contact form below.

Here are some roles to consider:

Public support

CHOIR MEMBER
Our singers average about three hours twice a month singing with one of our choirs and supporting the individuals with a dementia diagnosis and their families.  We sing as a group led by a music director and pianist.  There are on average 5-7 rehearsals followed by a public concert each season, beginning in January, April and September. Volunteers are asked to commit to the majority of rehearsals and concert.

Training is arranged on an on-going basis in a three hour meeting.
Locations: Fulbourn and Reach villages
Meeting times: Alternate Wednesday afternoons
These volunteer spaces are full for the current season.

PORTALS TO THE WORLD MUSEUM VOLUNTEER
Our volunteers participate alongside museum course participants in courses run for a series of weeks at various museums in Cambridge city centre. Volunteers average three hours once a week and attendance to the majority of the sessions is essential.  Volunteers are matched with a course participant as a companion support throughout the sessions, alongside family members.  Following the course, volunteers are invited to continue as alumni for on-going single sessions.

Training: An information day is arranged before each museum course.  Training is offered to selectees.
Locations: Fitzwilliam Museum, Scott Polar Museum, Kettle’s Yard, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Meeting times: Usually 2-4pm once a week
These volunteer spaces are full for the current season.

Behind-the-scenes support projects

PUBLICITY – SOCIAL MEDIA
We seek volunteers who have social media skills who can help us raise awareness of our projects and our work on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and on our website.  This work can be done independently with weekly or bi-weekly planning meetings with the program director.

Training: Three hours
Location: At home, agreed meeting place
Project period: Varies, but ten week periods are ideal
On-going opportunities

RECEPTION & BOOKINGS
We are lookng for the right person (or two) who are confident and comfortable speaking on the telephone with the public, including individuals with a memory impairment, explaining the program and taking bookings for program participation. Strong and clear English language skills are important in this role.

Training for this role averages six hours.
Location: At home or office
Project period: Long-term or agreed short term period.
Actively seeking volunteers

 

 

 

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