Volunteers are an integral part of Saint Joseph’s Shankill. We need people to bring life and community into our homes. So that all our residents living with dementia, feel wanted and needed, supported and loved and most of all that they feel alive. You can make a difference too!
Our volunteers come from all walks of life, age groups and life experiences. Every volunteer is important to us. This is a new environment for many and some may never have interacted with someone who has Dementia and you may be a little apprehensive. For others, this may be a very familiar experience and it can also evoke very emotional experiences. Whatever experience you may have had in the past, everyone always has a first day here in Saint Joseph’s’ and we want to reassure you that the Volunteer Coordinator, staff and families are with you every step of the way.
We can honestly say that you will gain more for your experience here by making a difference, meeting new people, having fun and being part of your local community.