VolunteersThe 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.

Training Examples

  1. What is dementia?
  2. Life of a carer
  3. Behavioural management of people with dementia
  4. Challenging behaviour
  5. Environmental health regulations
  6. Abuse procedures
  7. How to deliver activities to people with dementia

Contact Anne at https://www.roseberycentre.org.uk/contact-us/

Contact Information

Anne Marson

Assistant Manager
Megan Little

01506 870 651

Rosebery Centre
c/o Polbeth Harwood Parish Church
Chapelton Terrace,
Polbeth, EH55 8SH


Scottish Executive

West Lothian Council