(Harris) Dementia Helpline Worker
When We Need You
From 30/05/2008 onwards
You can work from home with a landline telephone or at our Edinburgh office. We will give you training and ongoing support. There is a minimum commitment of one shift per fortnight. There are 4 shifts during the day and 1 overnight shift. Staff receive few calls overnight and don't have to stay awake. The Helpline receives over 5,500 calls each year. An interest in dementia or personal/professional experience of the illness is preferable, but not essential.
About Alzheimer Scotland
To care for and campaign on behalf of people with dementia and their carers. To raise awareness of dementia within the public domain.
Skills & Experience
Life experience, a mature outlook, preferably personal or professional experience of dementia, or an active interest in the subject, ability and willingness to undertake lone working.
Work from home. Training happens mostly in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and we pay for meals, travel and accomodation.
Most of our callers are older people, and our volunteers need to have a mature outlook on life.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Other, Police Check, References, Trial Period
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
95 Cromwell Street
Contact: Volunteer Centre Western Isles
Tel: 01851 700 366
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