Namaste Care Service Volunteer
The word ‘Namaste’ means to ‘honour the spirit within’. Namaste Care is a support programme designed to improve the quality of life for people living with advanced dementia and their families. It offers person-centred care, social and emotional support through meaningful activities and sensory stimulation.
The Namaste Care Service is free for people living with dementia in City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.
Our trained and supervised volunteers visit people regularly to provide Namaste Care in their own homes; in nursing and care homes; in hospitals; and in the hospice. No previous experience required for this very rewarding role - full training and support will be provided.
giving hand massage
making a memory box
playing favourite music
reading favourite books/poems
encouraging gentle movement
a couple of hours per week available
good listening, communication and empathy skills
an interest in supporting people in your community who are living with dementia
can commit to a minimum of six months active volunteering with the Namaste Care Service
- complete an online application form
- provide two referees
- complete a DBS (criminal record) check
- attend the Hospice volunteers core training day
- attend a two-day Namaste Volunteer training course
- attend an interview with a Namaste Care Coordinator
To talk to somebody about this role, contact the Namaste Care Team on 020 8525 3165.