Volunteer

Join Our Volunteer Service

We are always looking for recruits to join our volunteer service by becoming a companion, driver or activities volunteer for people living with dementia in Canterbury.

We want clients (people with dementia) in our community to live well with dementia, to have fun and meaningful lives. Volunteers can play a huge role in this often being the highlight of their day.

  • Companion volunteers
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    isit a person with dementia on a weekly or fortnightly basis. You might go for a walk together, watch a movie or have a cup of tea and a chat.
     
  • Activity volunteers
    Help with the community activities program we run, giving clients the opportunity to enjoy the things they used to in a normalised, safe and supported setting. Activities include swimming, community gardening, art appreciation, baking for Ronald McDonald and others.
     
  • Volunteer drivers
    Transport can be a real hurdle in accessing the services. Volunteer drivers help clients who have lost their drivers license.

There is a matching service to make sure the volunteer and the client are compatible.

To find out more about how to become a volunteer, email admin@dementiacanterbury.org.nz or call 03 3792590.

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