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Dementia Café Volunteer

Main purpose of role:

To support museum staff in the delivery of Dementia cafés and activity sessions for people living with Dementia and their carers

This will be a new addition to our Wellness programme of events and activities

Main duties:

  • To support people with Dementia and their carers who attend our café and activity sessions
  • Explain and demonstrate activities
  • Encourage creativity
  • Support staff with pop up café, serving refreshments
  • Supporting staff with delivering reminiscence and other activities


Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Approximate time commitment and duration:

Cafés run on Friday afternoons from 2 – 3.30pm. Volunteers will be required to attend from approximately 1.30 – 4pm

Dates: Friday 24 February, Friday 24 February, Friday 21 April - further dates to booked in the future.

Useful skills required:

  • Previous work with people living with dementia and/or carers is desirable but not essential
  • Friendly, approachable manner
  • At ease working with people in a customer facing role
  • Creative, innovative, inspiring
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Clearly spoken to explain activities 

Training provided:

You will be required to attend an induction session. 

All training provided.

Skills volunteers can develop in the role:

  • Team working
  • Increased confidence in working with people
  • Increased understanding of the needs of people living with Dementia

Other information:

  • All equipment will be provided
  • Free tea/coffee and biscuits
  • Free parking

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