The Memory Box Project

Volunteer Role Description

About


The memory Box Project is a Wessex Heritage Trust and ‘Big Lottery’ Funded project to support people living with Dementia. We need volunteers to deliver reminiscence sessions to small groups of people living with Dementia and their carers in Hampshire. The aims of the project are to engage with, support & share memories with people living with Dementia with the view to improving the individuals well being.


This opportunity is based within Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, University Hospital Southampton and the local communities across Hampshire in Care homes, community centres and other locations. Volunteers will be given full training and induction to deliver the reminiscence sessions in a fun, safe and engaging way. There are twelve themed ‘Memory Boxes’ including, Seaside & Holidays, Cooking, TV & Cinema and Sports, all with a variety of vintage and newer objects and also including smells and sounds.

 

Session Dates/ Times

 

The opportunity is flexible with regards to times and days of the sessions and we welcome ideas from interested volunteers to support and grow the project. We can offer excellent training, support and further opportunities.

 

Location


The project is initially based in Hampshire: Hampshire Hospitals (Basingstoke, Winchester & Andover hospitals), University Hospital Southampton and Care homes,
Community centres etc. Across Hampshire. Directions will be provided (dependent on placement location).

 

Referencing/DBS Check


All volunteers will need to provide references and have a DBS check completed. This is free and you will be supported throughout the process.

 

Contact


erin@wessexheritagetrust.org (Basingstoke/Andover)
heather@wessexheritagetrust.org (Southampton/Portsmouth)