Hours Per Week
2
All Locations
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
All Departments
Dementia Support Services
Permanent
Minimum Age:
16+

About The Role

Our Singing for the Brain sessions offer people affected by dementia a chance to enjoy a fun activity within a supportive environment, but we need you to help make this happen!

Singing for the Brain is a structured group session, designed around the principles of music therapy and singing, for people with dementia, who may attend alone or with a carer. These uplifting sessions offer the people attending an enjoyable activity, as well as the chance to socialise with other people affected by dementia. 

As a Singing for the Brain Support Volunteer, you’ll be welcoming and talking to people with dementia, helping them to feel at ease. Once the singing session starts, you’ll provide encouragement to participate in the activity, and support the session facilitator with the activities, either online or in person.

This role is based in Blaby. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2pm - 3:30pm. You will be involved with setting out tables and chairs, welcoming in Service Users, making tea and coffee, handing out song sheets and joining in with group singing.

Location: Blaby and District Social Centre, Leicester Rd, Blaby, Leicester LE8 4GQ
Day/Time: First and third Wednesday of the month from 2-3.30pm

You’ll be great for the role if:

  • You have an interest in developing meaningful relationships and making a real difference.
  • You want to enable people with dementia to find their voice through music in an incredibly rewarding role.
  • You are fun and enthusiastic.
  • You have the ability to listen and display compassion.
  • If you are supporting our virtual sessions, you will need to be able to navigate effectively online and be able to use Zoom with confidence.
  • Experience of dementia is not essential, nor is the ability to sing!
If you find completing online applications difficult, please don't let this stop you from applying....please call or email us and we can support you with the application process.  You can contact the Volunteering Support Team by emailing [email protected] or call on 0300 222 5706

Minimum age 16

About Alzheimer's Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.

Our Values

We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.

Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.

Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.

Equal Opportunities

We’re a national charity providing dementia support to a community that’s ethnically diverse, but we don’t reflect this in our senior leadership. This needs to change.

We need to ensure the voices around our table better reflect and understand the community we exist to serve. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from ethnically diverse communities who are traditionally underrepresented in the charity sector leadership roles.

We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.

We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.

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