ReCollection Volunteer

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Location: Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London, W5 4NH (see map)

Travel: Acton Town station. Knights Avenue bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • ReCollection is a monthly arts and reminiscence group for people living with dementia, and our team of volunteers help to run these friendly, monthly sessions.
  • Supporting the movement and wayfinding of attendees
  • Helping with session set up and take down
  • Supporting staff and activity leaders during sessions
  • Various admin tasks including collating feedback data
ReCollection Volunteering

ReCollection Volunteering

What impact will this have?

  • ReCollection is a monthly arts and reminiscence group for people living with dementia, and our team of volunteers help to run these friendly, monthly sessions which help our attendees make new friends and combat social isolation.
  • Volunteers will take inspiration from aspects of Gunnersbury’s Georgian heritage. Currently, the group is using the development of perfume in the 18th century to explore the links between scent and memory to engage attendees in a meaningful way.
  • Each session focuses on a different art form to give attendees and their carers a chance be creative in a beautiful, friendly setting providing them with an enjoyable day out.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • This volunteer role is available to support our ReCollection sessions which happen once a month on Fridays. The upcoming sessions are on Friday the 21st of June, 19th of July and the 23rd of August. Volunteers will be asked to volunteer from 09:30 – 13:30 on the days when we have sessions.

Expenses

  • Gunnersbury offers travel reimbursement within London up to a limit of £8 per day with proof of purchase

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

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Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Listening
What skills can I gain?
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Listening

Training

  • Full training led by the Alzheimer’s society will be provided for all volunteers.

Location

Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London, W5 4NH

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