The Rosebery Centre has around 24 trained volunteers – each giving between 6-8 hours per day (each volunteer gives between 400-600 hours of commitment to the centre annually).
Volunteers are recruited and are taken through an interview process. Having satisfied the Rosebery Centre as to their suitability, volunteers:
- Are requested to supply the names of 2 referees;
- Undergo a Disclosure Scotland check;
- Undergo a 4 week induction programme;
- Shadow a specifically named volunteer to learn procedures;
- Meet weekly with the manager to discuss procedures and suitability;
- Shall be advised at the end of a 4 week period, in writing, if they are to continue as a volunteer;
- Shall undertake, with other volunteers, a specific training programme.
- Volunteers then sign a contract/job description.
There is an exit procedure for volunteers and staff.
- What is dementia?
- Life of a carer
- Behavioural management of people with dementia
- Challenging behaviour
- Environmental health regulations
- Abuse procedures
- How to deliver activities to people with dementia
Contact Anne at http://www.roseberycentre.org.uk/contact-us/