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Volunteer with us
Join the Dementia UK team as a volunteer and help us offer a lifeline to families affected by dementia. Your support will help us achieve our mission of ensuring no one has to face dementia alone.
Become a Volunteer Ambassador
Our Volunteer Ambassadors work alongside the Dementia UK Regional Fundraising team to support people raising money in your local area, identify new fundraising opportunities and raise awareness of Admiral NursesFind out more
Become a Volunteer Facebook Champion
Are you looking for a flexible volunteering role to support families facing dementia? If so, we would love you to join us as a Volunteer Facebook ChampionFind out more
Volunteer at an event
Help us support the amazing people who are pushing themselves to the limit to raise much needed funds for families facing dementiaJoin now
Volunteering is a wonderful thing to do and benefits my wellbeing, as well as making a huge difference to so many others.
Manny Kang, Dementia UK Volunteer Ambassador
Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
A named staff member will be your main point of contact at the charity. They will work closely with you to get to know you, support you, provide all of the information and training that you need and help you make the most of your volunteering experience.
Some of our roles require us to find out more about you and talk through your answers. This is also a chance for you to find out more about the role and the charity, and for us to get to know you, your skills and interests.
If we feel that you are not the right fit for that particular role, we will discuss with you other ways to get involved with supporting the charity.
You will be provided with access to our volunteering hub where you will find all the relevant training necessary for your role.
No. Our volunteers do not work with people living with dementia (although you may interact with individuals from time to time), but by helping the charity in a volunteer role, you will enable us to help more families benefit from the expert, compassionate support of our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.
You can give as little as a few hours, or you can volunteer regularly for us across the year. For more detailed information, please see the individual role descriptions.
Volunteer roles are unpaid. You are free to apply for any paid jobs that come up within the charity on our vacancies page.
Yes, we can cover reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for anything related to your volunteer role, on presentation of receipts. This might include travel to and from an event or postage costs. Further details about what is eligible for expensing is available on our volunteering hub.
This is dependent on the role.