Reminisence Volunteer

Ulster University – My Home Life Programme

Hours

2 hrs a week for 10 weeks starting January 2023

Training Day 13 December 10am-4pm

About the Volunteer Opportunity

As part of the Community Engagement strand of My Home Life NI they would like to support more touch points between the wider community and care homes, as some of this was lost during the Pandemic.  

MHL NI are looking for volunteers to be paired with a resident in a care home to complete a 10-week programme on reminiscence work. Full training and support will be provided

Volunteers will gain invaluable experience on what is community engagement, insight into what it is like to live in a care home, dementia friendly communication and how to support people with memory loss, and how to use InspireD reminiscence app for uploading residents stories, photos, music, etc.

Training will take place Milesian Manor Magherafelt on 13th December 10am -4pm.

The Programme start date will be January 2023, 10 week program taking place in Moneymore Care Home.

Specific work experience with Older people is not required for this role but a genuine interest in working with older people is highly desirable. 

Facilitators on MHL will deliver the programme and will be available for support via phone or email during the course of the programme. 

 

 

About the Organisation

My Home Life (MHL) is part of an international initiative which aims to promote quality of life and deliver positive change in care homes. It has four key strands in Northern Ireland: 1) Leadership support programme, 2) Integration and whole system support, 3) Service Development and Quality Improvement, and 4) Community Engagement.

We asked Care Home residents what they enjoy?  They said they “enjoy when people come to visit them, take part or demonstrate various activities, as this helps them keep well and healthy”.

As part of the Community Engagement strand of MHL NI we would like to support more touch points between the wider community and care homes, as some of this was lost during the Pandemic. 

MHL NI are looking for volunteers to be paired with a resident in a care home to complete a 10-week programme on reminiscence work. Full training and support will be provided.

Ulster University is the umbrella organisation for My Home Life NI (MHL NI) and is involved in many volunteering activities with the wider community and students/staff.

Community development is one of the key strands in the MHL programme. MHL NI believe volunteers are an important connection to care homes and have a wealth of knowledge and resources to share.

www.myhomelifeni.co.uk/about

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Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.