Buddies for 'Volunteers and Dementia' project

Humanitas • job opening nr. 10749

Interesting about this job

  • Opportunity to put your experience to work for people with dementia and their carers.
  • Involvement in a team of volunteers.
  • The opportunity to connect substantially with people with dementia.
  • Professional guidance and support.
  • Course and theme meetings.

Job tasks and duties

There are over 2,000 people with dementia in the city of Groningen. Most of them live independently and eventually need help with this. Sometimes there is an informal carer nearby, sometimes not. Thanks to informal carers, professional help and volunteers, people with dementia can continue to live at home for a long time. We are looking for volunteers who want to do fun things together and support the informal carer. The visit of a volunteer gives the informal carer the opportunity to take a breather and get away from it all. The volunteer provides companionship and a listening ear, while doing things together such as:

  • Taking part in fun activities.
  • Socially playing a game.
  • Watching pictures or reading the newspaper.
  • Taking a walk together.
  • Go to the shop to do some shopping.
  • Biking together.

You can volunteer to mean something to care recipients and their carers.

Job skills and qualities

  • Interest and affinity for people with dementia and their informal carers.
  • Ability to listen and patience.
  • Sensitivity.
  • Ability to attend training.
  • Availability of 1 half-day per week or every 14 days for at least 1 year.

Extra information

Elsewhere on this site, specific, topical requests for help are described

Job information

Job type Volunteer Work
Services WA insurance, training, Certificate of Good Conduct is required
Duration indefinite
Hours per week at least 1 hour, max 6 hours
Work hours of your own choosing? No
Location in overleg met hulpvrager/mantelzorger

Organisation address and information

Akerkhof ZZ 22
9711 JB Groningen