Volunteering is a rewarding and fulfilling way to make a difference in your local community.
Without volunteers, TDS wouldn't be able to deliver the vital support desperately needed across Manchester and Trafford to enable people to live positively with Dementia.
"Volunteering with Together Dementia Support is so fulfilling.
You get so much out of it, meet some amazing people, and you see week in week out the difference you are making to people's lives."
~ Anne, Lead Volunteer (Trafford Group)
Together Dementia Support's Volunteer Programme
Together Dementia Support's Volunteering Programme offers a rewarding opportunity for new volunteers to make a positive impact in the lives of people living with dementia. As a volunteer, you will have the chance to make new friends, gain experience, and enhance your CV while making a difference in your community.
Our comprehensive training programme, available both online and face to face, will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide quality support to people with dementia and their carers.
You will also receive ongoing support and guidance from our experienced team of staff and volunteers, and have the opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for making a difference.
For students, we can also offer a Certificate of Volunteering that shows all the training, hours of volunteering, and extra experience you undertook while with us to help boost your CV or University application.
Attend your interview
We'll find out some more about you, your experience, and what you would like to get out of volunteering.
At the moment, all of our volunteer interviews are conducted online via Teams.
Let us know if you will be unable to access this and we can arrange a face-to-face interview.
Complete your training
There's a lot to learn about working with people living with dementia.
Before you can start volunteering , you will need to complete training either at our centre or online.
Volunteer Roles Available
These are the groups or positions we're most in need of volunteers. If you apply for one of these vacancies, your application will be moved to the top of our list and dealt with faster as we try to meet the needs of our members.
Together at Home Volunteers
Together at Home is our service for people who are unable to attend our group-based delivery.
Volunteers will be matched with a person living with Dementia and their carer and given training so that they can visit once a week to do some fun, social, creative, music-based or gentle exercise activities.
If you would prefer to work 1:1 instead of in a group, please get in touch.
If you are an experienced driver and would like to help out in your local community, why not volunteer to drive our Torneo or minibus? People in your local area depend on the transport we provide in order to get to groups and access vital support.
We also offer driving roles as a paid role. Please see our Current Vacancies page.
Do you have a fundraising idea? Want to hold a race night at your local pub or do a bucket collection at your local supermarket? Could you help out an open day or be a marshal for one of our walks?
Become part of our fundraising team and help raise funds for our various services.
Dementia Café Volunteers
Dementia Cafes are a great opportunity for carers of people living with Dementia to socialise and share their experiences.
Whilst the carers are able to get massages, share their concerns and gain advice from our Carer Support Leader and admiral nurses, our volunteers are a helping hand on the opposite side of the room for the people living with dementia.