Volunteers are a vital part of more than 40 community activity groups run by Alzheimer's Support across Wiltshire.

It's a chance to join a friendly team in your own community, take part in an uplifting activity and know that you are making an enormous difference people living with dementia and their family carers. 

The different types of groups are listed below. They are all different, but all so needed and appreciated by those who come along. And none could exist without our amazing volunteers.

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Our groups 

Music for the Mind

Weekly or fortnightly singing groups led by a professional teacher. Uplifting and inspiring!  
Amesbury, Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Lockeridge (near Malborough), Seend (near Devizes), Harnham (Salisbury), Trowbridge and Westbury.

Movement for the Mind

Gentle exercise groups in led by professional instructors. Surprisingly energetic and lots of fun! 
Weekly or fortnightly in Amesbury, Bowerhill (near Melksham), Chippenham, Devizes, Harnham (Salisbury), Ludgershall

Memory Cafés 

Getting together to make new friends and find out more about dementia, or to enjoy an activity or entertainment in a relaxed social setting.
Monthly in Amesbury, Chippenham, East Grafton (near Marlborough), Harnham (Salisbury), Warminster. 

Art Groups

A chance to get creative with painting, drawing, collage and sculpture projects under the guidance of a professional artist.
Weekly or fortnightly in Bradenstoke (near Lyneham), Pewsey, Chippenham and Warminster.

Muddy Boots Groups

Outdoors gardening groups for practical projects and nature-inspired craft activities. 
Weekly or fortnightly in Kennet, North Wilts (Lyneham).

Memory Shed

Practical projects for those who love using tools. Weekly in Corsham with a break each winter.

What you'd be doing as a volunteer

In each group, volunteers set up the room, provide a friendly welcome to members, serve refreshments and most importantly join in the activity, supporting members and family carers to get the most out of the session. A member of Alzheimer's Support staff is present as a facilitator at all our groups, as well as the professional facilitator, eg a music teacher or artist, who leads the sessions.

Our groups are relaxed and informal environments and volunteers of all ages are a key and valued part of the team. Any special talents or skills that can enrich the session will be welcomed!

Groups last about two hours and can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly - so you can give as much or as little time as you like. 

Seeing people 'come to life' with the music is amazingly rewarding. And I've met some wonderful friends here too 
You leave each week knowing that you have been part of something extraordinary

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