Our current volunteer roles
Calling all crafters and generally creative people! We’re looking for people who enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting…
At the moment our volunteer team cannot come into our home to make moments matter for the people in our care. Instead of volunteering in our home we’re looking for you to volunteer from your home. Put your creative skills to work to brighten up someone’s day in Saint Joseph’s Shankill. #VolunteerFromHome. We’re looking for teddies/dolls (big enough to hug); small blankets for knees; bed jackets…the sky’s the limit!
Recruitment is currently on hold for the following roles due to Covid 19, however when we re-open we will need volunteers lined up so we can get straight back to what we do, so please do register and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
Activities brighten people’s day and stimulate memories for people living with dementia. Our Activities Coordinator organises different activities throughout the week. These activities allows the people in our care to interact in a group, get some exercise, retain hand skills and have a laugh. If you’d like to assist in a Fit for Life class (gentle exercises) or a dance class, then why not volunteer with us today?
Day Care Volunteers
Day Care Volunteers meet and greet the people attending our Day Care as well as assisting with activities throughout the day and engaging with people in a group or one-to-one. Our Day Care is open Mondays to Fridays. We are currently looking for volunteers on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm.
Hand Massage Volunteers
Hand massage is very therapeutic and can create a pleasant and relaxing experience for people living with dementia. Volunteers who have experience in this area will provide gentle hand massage to all those who are of greatest need, especially in our later stage lodges.
House Buddy Volunteers
Home is where the heart is. Your role will be to support the people living in one of our six lodges. This can involve chatting with the people living in the lodge, making them a cup of tea, accompanying them to different activities or assisting at mealtimes.
Do you enjoy playing the piano or guitar or singing a few tunes? Then why not share your talent with the people who live in Saint Joseph’s?
Join the team of volunteers that bring the people in our care out as often as possible so that they can enjoy the wind in their hair and have a chat along the way.
Saint Joseph’s is an affiliate of the Cycling without Age international programme which has a vision of creating happiness among our elderly by providing them with an opportunity to remain an active part of society and the local community through local active citizenship.
The TrioBike is battery powered and training is provided. What are you waiting for? Get on yer….our….bike!