Volunteering

Dementia Friendly Keighley is a voluntary organisation and is supported by invaluable volunteers. We are currently looking for more volunteers, to enable us to provide and expand our range of much needed services, to people living with dementia, as well as their carers.

Our volunteers provide a range of support in the local area and give up their time from a few hours a month to a few hours a week or at a one-off event. Could you spare some time to help?

VOLUNTEER ROLES

VOLUNTEER STORIES

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

can my workplace volunteer?

Volunteer Roles

Dementia Friendly Keighley have a range of roles in the local area from supporting a one-off event to supporting a weekly activity. The tasks we have may change from time to time and new roles develop, so please contact us to discuss the options available at the time of your enquiry.

To support the Dementia Friendly Keighley projects you do not need to have a full understanding of dementia or have experience of someone living with dementia.  But you may have other skills that would support the roles such as:

  • Enjoyment in talking and listening to people
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Supporting the drop-in sessions
  • Assisting with creative and activity sessions

Anyone who volunteers will be invited to attend a Dementia Friends Session and may be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

Do you have a skill or interest you’d like to share?

We’re also looking for volunteers to lead activity sessions.
If you enjoy being creative with crafts or singing along to music, playing dominoes or sharing memories from our reminiscence box we would love your help.

Volunteer Stories

 Dementia Friendly Keighley Volunteers have provided short stories to share why they got involved, what they get out of offering support and what their roles involves. Click below to meet our volunteers and read their story, you never know it be something you would like to do!!

Dementia Friendly Keighley would like to thank their volunteers for their time and contribution to the success of their projects.

Dawn & Davids’ Story

Jean – Volunteer

 Kathryn – Volunteer

 Phil – Volunteer

 April – Volunteer

Barbara – Volunteer

Margaret – Volunteer

How can I volunteer?

Get in touch with Dementia Friendly Keighley to discuss your skills, time available and the opportunities. We can then chat through the roles and what will be expected of you and what you can expect from us.

We have a volunteer policy in place which we can discuss further with you.

We will introduce you to the Dementia Friendly Keighley Team and you will have a key person who you can contact should you have any further questions.

Urgently needed volunteer roles!

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Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for someone to help formulate and drive our social media presence.

Are you digitally savvy? Can you create engaging content that reflects our values? Are you creative or have a graphic design background?

Do you want to work with our team of dedicated volunteers at DFK?

Then we need you, to find out more please call Helen on 01535 602529 or email: info@dementiafriendlykeighley.org.uk

You may be a FE student looking for experience; working part time with time to spare; retired but still got lots to contribute – give us a call.

Community Engagement Volunteer

Do you like talking to people? Are you a good communicator? Could you cultivate relationships across diverse communities on behalf of DFK?

A community language an advantage, but not essential.

Are you reliable and approachable? Do you want to work with our team of dedicated volunteers at DFK?

Could you be an ambassador for DFK?

You may be a studying and looking for community experience; working part time with time to spare; retired but still got lots to contribute – give us a call.

In house training will be provided.

To find out more please call Helen on 01535 602529 or email: info@dementiafriendlykeighley.org.uk

Dementia Recognition Awards Volunteer

We are calling all organisations, businesses and community projects to help make Keighley more dementia friendly by signing up to become a dementia friendly organisation. DFK will support organisations to develop
and work through their own action plans – and receive their Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Recognition Award.

We are looking for a volunteer to work with organisations and hand-hold them through the process of ‘Working towards becoming dementia friendly’

Could you be that person? Are you focussed, well-organised and able to pro-actively manage your time? Are you passionate about good service? Can you inspire others to action?

Then we’d love to talk to you – to find out more please call Helen on 01535 602529 or email:
info@dementiafriendlykeighley.org.uk

You may be a studying and looking for community experience; working part time with time to spare; retired but
still got lots to contribute – give us a call.

In house training will be provided.

Prefer to talk it through? Call us on 01535 602529

Dementia Friendly Keighley is a registered charity that works with volunteers to help support people
who are
living with, or affected by, dementia in the Keighley area.

How can my workplace volunteer?

If you have a volunteering programme within your workplace, or some of your colleagues would like to get together and support a local charitable event, please get in touch with us at Dementia Friendly Keighley.

In the past we have had local workplaces support us with fundraising, marketing, decorating the office, and helping out at our events. So it doesn’t just have to be about donations, your time volunteering is also of great benefit to Dementia Friendly Keighley.

If you want to start volunteering and giving something back to the local community, why not start with your local charity!!

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Say Hello!

Get in touch to say hello, share your experience, ask for what support is out there or offer some time to volunteer for Dementia Friendly Keighley.

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