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Become a football memories volunteer with AFCCT

October 29, 2019 12:47 pm Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team


Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) is an award-winning charity, existing to provide support and opportunity to change lives for the better, across the North East Scotland and beyond.

AFCCT is the independent partner charity of Aberdeen Football Club and, together with the ‘hook’ of football, utilises the Club’s high profile, brand and connections to enhance the delivery of the trust’s charitable objectives to benefit local communities and positively influence others.

We are currently looking for volunteers to work with our Football Memories Group.

Football Memories Scotland delivers dementia-friendly reminiscence sessions in several locations throughout Aberdeen. These sessions are a powerful tool in improving the lives of people affected by dementia, social isolation and other conditions, using football materials and memorabilia to trigger personal memories and stories.

We will train you to participate in, plan and lead these discussions. Both you and group members will have an enjoyable and fun experience and you will make a positive contribution to their lifestyles in many ways.

Football Memories Scotland operates locally in partnership with various organisations, including Alzheimer Scotland, Aberdeen FC and AFCCT. We have been inundated with requests to deliver this fantastic initiative out in the community at various locations, and we need your help to do it!

Skills we are looking for:
• Patience & Understanding
• Skills in facilitating group sessions
• Willing to attend training and learn
• Work as part of a team
• Organised and well planned
• Good communication skills
• An interest in helping others
• Able to facilitate sessions monthly during the day & during the week

Sessions may be delivered at:
• Care Homes
• Sheltered Housing complexes
• Hospitals
• Community Centres
• Pittodrie Stadium

If you are interested, or have further questions, please email claire.garrett@afccommunitytrust.org stating your reasons for wanting to volunteer and what skills you have that you can bring to the role. There will be a short interview process to complete before a start date is agreed. This role may be subject to a PVG check.

The closing date for applications will be 15th November 2019.