The Memory Box Project

Ways to get involved

Hospital volunteering roles

One way of volunteering for us is to run sessions within your local hospital. Running sessions can sometimes be a daunting prospect but with our training, supervision and continued support we aim to arm you with the tools in order to create a relaxed, fun and open environment for all those who attend your sessions. We offer group sessions and 1:1 visit’s, if you feel you have a preference please discuss this at interview and we will find the best placement for you. Please download the Hospital Volunteering role description (PDF) for more information.

Community volunteering roles

Another popular volunteering role is within the community. Running sessions in a variety of venues such as care homes, day centres, memory cafes, libraries and with other dementia friendly groups. The large majority of these will be group sessions and will be facilitated by a leader. We welcome volunteers who would like to lead sessions themselves or volunteers to support existing sessions with another team member. This is a unique and enjoyable way to reach a wide range of people living with dementia across Hampshire. Due to the locations of many of the venues the ability to drive is desirable to the role. Please download the Community Volunteering role description (PDF) for more information.

Admin, Research and blogging volunteering roles

Volunteering with The Memory Box Project isn’t always about the sessions. We also need admin based volunteers to help from our central Southampton based office with a variety of general admin tasks for the boxes. If your strengths lie with heritage and research, we have a role for you too! We have an ever-expanding collection which we create fact sheets and information guidance for our facilitators. Or maybe you have a talent for blogging and would like to write monthly blog posts for us! If you are interested to find out more, please download our Admin, Research and Blogging volunteering role (PDF).