Dementia Wellbeing East London Service Volunteer

Closing for application: 13 Nov 2024

Dementia Wellbeing East London Service (Formerly Namaste Care) is not a medical treatment, it is an internationally recognised programme developed to improve the quality of life for people with advanced dementia.

Age: 18 - 60
When: Weekdays And Flexible
Where: Onsite And Hybrid


Our trained and supervised volunteers visit people regularly to provide Dementia Wellbeing East London in their own homes; in nursing and care homes; in hospitals; and in the hospice. No previous experience is required for this very rewarding role – full training and support will be provided.

Training dates in 2024:

  • 14th & 15th February
  • 12th & 13th June
  • 11th & 12th September
  • 27th & 28th November
Our volunteers carry out activities such as:

  • Giving hand massage
  • Making a memory box
  • Playing favourite music
  • Reading favourite books and poems
  • Encouraging gentle movement
We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • A couple of hours per week available
  • Good listening, communication, and empathy skills
  • An interest in supporting people in your community who are living with dementia
  • The capacity to commit to a minimum of six months active volunteering with the Namaste Care Service
This role requires you:

  • To be 18+
  • Able to supply the details of two referees
  • Willing to apply for an Enhanced Adult DBS certificate with St. Joseph’s Hospice (unless you are subscribed to the Update Service)
  • Complete an interview and attend two days Dementia Wellbeing East London training, and one day Core training

What is next?

To talk to somebody about this role contact the Voluntary Services Team on 020 8525 3012. Apply online to volunteer: