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Town Break Volunteers

We offer a selection of different volunteering opportunities. We hope that there is one that suits you!

Please see below for information on the various positions. Our services are only made possible by the wonderful volunteers that we have at Town Break. They come from all walks of life and every corner of the globe. As there are only two full-time posts and four part time salaried posts within the organisation, their support is an integral part of our services. We are the only organisation in the area which provides services like these with the clients supported by volunteers.

All of our volunteers are given basic training about dementia, communication, activities and carers’ issues. This is supplemented by regular volunteer meetings where everyone has the chance to meet and there is usually a speaker who comes along to talk to the volunteers. We also encourage our volunteers to undertake basic moving and handling, emergency first aid, infection control and food hygiene courses.

Over the years we have supported and trained many students on placement from the Social Work dept at Stirling University. We also have Psychology students who come to volunteer with us. All volunteers with Town Break who are participating in regulated work must agree to become members of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) which is administered by Disclosure Scotland. 

Our next training course will be held in October.  This course will accommodate up to 8 new volunteers.  Get in touch with us if you would like to attend this training.  

Volunteering Positions

Befriending Volunteer

Our befriending service provides one to one support for those living with a mild or early stage dementia, living in their own home within the Stirling District. Befrienders support those living with dementia through outings and activities which take place either at home or out in the community. The aim of our Befriending Service is to maintain or increase self confidence, self-respect, dignity and quality of life by providing prolonged friendship and support.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Befriender, please contact Lynda Hutton on the email address below.

Please complete the application form here.

TEL: 01786 476797
EMAIL: lynda@townbreakstirling.org

Day Club Volunteer

The volunteers at the Day Club provide support in a variety of different ways from serving the lunch and tea, to doing some gardening, playing games, having a chat or doing crafts with our clients. All of these activities help to make the Day Club run smoothly and ensure our clients enjoy the experience. You can volunteer for the Day Club on a Monday or a Friday at Stirling Community Hospital (Rehabilitation Hub)  12.30pm until 3.30pm, but - if you wish - you do not have to attend for the whole session.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Day Club Support Worker, please contact  Kirsty Banks on the email address and telephone number below. 

Please complete the application form here.

TEL: 01786 476797
EMAIL: kirsty@townbreakstirling.org

Area Awareness Volunteer

An area awareness raiser would distribute and replenish information about Town Break's dementia support services regularly and build links within the community with churches, medical practices, post offices, community centres etc. 

Awareness raising can be done at a time to suit the volunteer and is usually about 4-6 hours or less per month, depending upon the size of the area that the volunteer wishes to cover.

If you are interested in volunteering an Area Awareness Raiser, please contact the office on the email address and telephone number below.

TEL: 01786 476797
EMAIL: info@townbreakstirling.org

Fundraising/ Events Management Volunteer

We are looking to recruit volunteers to join our fundraising and events management team who can help support and organise our fundraising events. We have lots of exciting events you can help with including our ladies lunch, ceilidh, race night, bag packing, and many more.

All of the money raised from events will benefit our clients directly and is used to continue delivering vital services for those living with dementia in the Stirling District.  

If you would like to join our fundraising and events management team, please contact Gail Barton on the email address and telephone number below or complete the application form here.

TEL: 01786 476798
EMAIL: gail@townbreakstirling.org