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Creative Support Worker


About CAMEO Care

To provide an activities based day care service for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, twice weekly. To support family members through day respite. To provide an advice and advocacy forum for people with dementia and their carers

What's Involved

Especially interested in volunteers with creative hobbies such as music, flower arranging, also any any arts/craft activity skills. This work does not necessarily have to be every day that CAMEO Care is open, it can be on a loosely scheduled basis so that people do not overlap, whatever is required really.

What's required for this position

All creative skills and musical skills, good social and communication skills. Ability to be able to get to know and engage people with dementia. Kindness, empathy and able to 'go with the flow'.

  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:

Other location details:
CAMEO Dementia Day Care. T.C.I.L. Stradavoher Retail Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Develop an understanding of dementia and person centred care of the person with dementia. It is very rewarding on a personal level.

Getting there

Thurles is just off the M8 motorway and on the main Dublin/Cork rail line.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Tipperary
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