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Alzheimers Eastern Bay of Plenty supported by Volunteering Services

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Seeking those based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty!

If you enjoy chatting on the phone and love listening to others, then we’d love to hear from you.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are motivated to reduce the social isolation of people living with dementia
  • Are confident in using the telephone and happy to use your own cell phone
  • Have good verbal communication skills, are good listeners and enjoy talking to people
  • Are patient, flexible and able to commit to a regular calling schedule

A companion call is a regular (usually weekly) telephone call made by a volunteer to someone affected by dementia to check in and have a friendly chat about anything the person they’re calling would like to chat about. It could be their favorite TV show, the weather, sport, or hobbies.

Why become a companion volunteer?

  • Many people with dementia and their carers experience social isolation and loneliness
  • The time you give as a volunteer can make a direct and meaningful difference for people affected by dementia
  • You’ll meet like-minded people, passionate about creating a world without dementia.

The Alzheimers Society Eastern Bay of Plenty is looking for both men and women based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty who are able to commit long-term (at least 6 months), as continuity and relationship building is a valuable aspect of the role.