Playlist for Life Networker Volunteer (Street or Bridgwater)
Would you like to play a vital role in raising awareness about the power of personal music for dementia in Bridgwater, Taunton, Minehead or Street? We are recruiting 4 volunteers (1 for each location) in a home-based role. 850,000 people are living now with dementia in the UK but the majority do not know that something as simple as a playlist of personal music could make life easier and happier. Playlist for Life is setting up a network of Help Points in partnership with community groups and organisations across the UK to give people somewhere local to go for information and advice on making and using personal playlists. As a volunteer you could help us grow this network by approaching groups that already support people with dementia and their carers/families in your area to let them know about the Help Point programme and how to sign up. In addition to approaching potential Help Points, you can also: • Approach groups who may be interested in having a talk about Playlist for Life • Become a Playlist for Life Speaker and give talks to local groups • Distribute ‘Get Started’ leaflets and ask relevant organisations to stock leaflets & display posters • Staff information stalls and help out at local events The role is flexible and you can choose how much you would like to do based on your skills, experience and how much time you can give to the role. We don't set any targets and we would encourage you to choose activities that fit with your lifestyle. You will receive online training and will be supported by your Local Playlist For Life Organiser during the first few weeks of your role who will help to build your confidence so that you are able to continue your role with light touch support soon after. Your Local Organiser has a temporary role (ending in February 2021) and support will then be provided by named staff at Playlist For Life at a distance. This is to ensure we continue to set up sustainable, empowered communities. We are looking for people who are passionate about the power of music to change lives; people who like chatting; people who like meeting new people; people who like being on the move; people who would like to volunteer flexible hours and who are reliable and able to honour their own commitments to attend meetings and manage their own diary and time effectively. Travel expenses reimbursed for involvement/activity agreed in advance with your main staff contact at Playlist for Life. To apply for this role or find out more please email us. If you are shortlisted, your local organiser will contact you for an informal chat prior to a more formal recruitment process. Confidence, experience at networking, experience of the voluntary sector and charities, experience at community engagement, increased communications and public speaking skills, knowledge of dementia, knowledge about how to be a Music Detective This role is based from home in your community. The role involves networking and you will therefor be able to book meetings which fit to your own availability.
We want everyone with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist and everyone who loves or cares for them to know how to use it.
More than 20 years of scientific research shows that listening to a personal playlist can make living with dementia easier and happier.
Building a personal playlist means exploring someone’s lifestory to gather the tunes that are most deeply attached to memories and emotions.
The soundtrack of your life.
Join us! This website will help get you get started.
Together we can change lives.