Community Connector

How can a Community Connector help?

By promoting the services available to support people living with dementia and their carers to get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.

What activities does a Community Connector do?

A Community Connector can do one or more of the following activities:

Who will support me in volunteering?

The Volunteer Co-ordinators and the team member responsible for the activity.

How does the role fit in with the work of the charity?

Dementia Adventure has a vision of society in which people live well with dementia, have contact and connection with nature, and enjoy a sense of adventure. A society where people enjoy a full range of activities, have strong relationships with people in their communities and have access to places connected to their interests, passions and dreams.

We value:

What Skills and Attributes do I need?

What are the personal benefits?

Volunteers are required to:

To keep you up to date with what’s happening in our volunteering community we’ll send you our Volunteer Link Newsletter.

What’s the next step?

To apply, please fill in our the application form on this page.

If you have any questions about this role please contact us or phone 01245 237548.

Events support

What does a Community Champion do at an event?

Represent Dementia Adventure at local community events such as county shows, dementia friendly fairs, health and community events.

You’ll be:

How much time will I have to commit?

We ask for a willingness to support us for three events a year. We also require some of your time before the day to prepare and ensure you have access to the relevant resources. This is an ideal role for those unable to give a set commitment each week.

Where will the events take place?

At locations within your local area and occasionally in other locations, e.g. The Alzheimer’s Show in London if this is of interest.

Talks to Groups

What does a Community Champion do at a talk?

Represent Dementia Adventure at local community groups such as dementia/memory cafés, care homes, Women’s Institute, Rotary, U3A meetings or People’s Postcode Lottery events and similar groups/organisations. These may take place occasionally by zoom video calling.

You’ll be:

How much time will I have to commit?

We ask for a willingness to support us for three talks a year. We will always try to give plenty of notice about upcoming dates. We also require some of your time before the day to prepare and ensure you have access to the relevant resources. This is an ideal role for those unable to give a set commitment each week.

Where will the talks take place?

At locations within your local area.

Connecting with Groups

What does a Community Champion do to connect with groups?

Represent Dementia Adventure by approaching local groups that have opportunities for Community Champions to talk to members. These may be community groups such as dementia/memory cafes, care homes, Women’s Institute, Rotary, U3A meetings and similar groups/organisations.

You’ll be:

How much time will I have to commit?

We ask for a willingness to support for 3–5 hours on an ad-hoc basis. This is an ideal role for those unable to give a set commitment each week.

Where will the activity take place?

Working from home using own technology and phone.

Fundraising

What does a Community Champion do when they are Fundraising?

Raise funds by setting up fundraising events.

You’ll be:

How much time will I have to commit?

Volunteers are responsible for managing the hours that they give—the hours would be to suit personal circumstances as the frequency of fundraising events is determined by the volunteer. This is an ideal role for those unable to give a set commitment each week.

Where will the Fundraising take place?

At locations within your local area.

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