Alzheimer’s Society are looking for volunteers at their regional HQ at the Beacon

Role overview

What’s involved?

Activities will vary but are likely to include some of the following:

• Attending a range of meetings with a wide variety of external agencies as a representative of the Society, in particular local health and social care bodies, Care Commissioning Groups, GP groups and lay scrutiny groups

• Linking to local Dementia Action Alliances and/or Dementia Forums

• Linking to Dementia Friendly Communities developments

• In collaboration with our Stakeholder Relations Officer, promote the Society’s work and raise issues at health and social care forums and with local politicians

• Linking to local groups, communities, businesses, individuals externally and linking to existing and new Society volunteer groups internally

• Promoting the Society at awareness raising events

• Feeding back locally gained intelligence on developments in the field that may either impact on our current services or could present an opportunity for the development of new services and/or funding opportunities

• Reporting back on activities in line with agreed protocols

This role will suit you if you are…

•good at networking and have persuasive skills

•interested in encouraging communities to become dementia friendly

•A good communicator who has developed verbal and non-verbal communication and listening skills

•Comfortable attending meetings and participating in discussion

The impact you’ll make…

Local Representatives use their considerable knowledge, skills and experience to represent the Society with external organisations, statutory agencies, local forums, alliances and at awareness-raising events.  Whilst not a decision-making role in itself, Local Representatives act as an authentic and expert voice for dementia locally and their involvement is key to influencing local decision-makers to improve services for people living with dementia.

Information about the application process

Step 1: Pre-application: Input your details including name and email address to register your interest. Alzheimer’s Society will use this information to send you future Volunteer opportunity alerts if you opt to receive them, and to keep in contact with you about your application. By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this.

Step 2: Opportunity Alerts: Optional sign up for information on future vacancies at the Society

Step 3: Download and complete a registration form


If you have any questions or need more information about this role, please contact the volunteering officer on or by email

How to apply

Register your details and send your completed Volunteer Registration Form to Fiona Swindell by post Alzheimer’s Society, Room 1, Ground Floor , The Beacon, Westgate Road, Newcastle. NE4 9PQ or email!/page/Regional-role/Local-Representative-Volunteer-186.html