A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia and what they can do to help.
After attending a training session, Champions will be equipped with everything they need to run 45 minutes to one hour Information Sessions for their friends, family and colleagues. They’ll be able to help others learn more about dementia through different activities and discussions before inspiring their group to act in a more dementia friendly way in the future.
What are we looking for?
- Genuinely have the time to run Dementia Friends information sessions. You can decide how and when to run your information sessions
- Be over 18 years old
- Be a good communicator and speak objectively about dementia
- Enjoy talking to groups of people
- Have access to the internet and be willing to record attendee numbers online
- Keen to set up information sessions in workplace or community
- Enthusiastic about Dementia Friends and attend a 1 day course
Dementia Friends Champion role is part of a social action movement so volunteers will have the freedom to choose where they carry out this role, for example, at their home, place of work or local community club or centre.
There’ll be ongoing support from a member of Dementia Friends Gibraltar to help you every step of the way, but plenty of freedom and flexibility to perform the role in a way that fits in with your own schedule.