Our dementia service team run social clubs at our Thames Ditton and Walton Centres for the Community, which provide activities and support for people living with dementia.

What does this role involve?

• Helping attendees to take part in social club activities, from light exercise to singing and art classes, reminiscence sessions and games.

• Supporting the Dementia Services Staff with providing refreshments and serving lunches to attendees.

When will I be needed?

The social clubs run from 10.30am to 2.30pm and are run Monday to Friday across the two centres. Our volunteers generally work by rota, taking the same shift each week or every other week.

The Dementia Services Manager looks after all the volunteers and will deal with any queries or concerns you might have whilst volunteering with us. Each social club also has a Group Leader who oversees the running of activities during the session, and who you will report to on a day-to-day basis.

What skills do I need?

• Enjoys meeting new people and helping them have fun.

• Is patient, calm and empathetic.

• Is looking to gain experience working with people with dementia.

  • Mental Health
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People
  • Befriending & Buddying
  • No specific activites


When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Current vacancies: Thames Ditton - Thursday, Friday 10:30am – 2:30pm Walton on Thames - Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30am - 2:30pm You can volunteer for the whole session or support for part of the session if you prefer.


Thames Ditton Centre for the Community
Mercer Close
Thames Ditton

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