Culture to You (CTY) Reminiscence Volunteer

Opportunity by Leicestershire County Council Communities and Wellbeing Service (Heritage and Libraries)
Location Oadby and Wigston District, UK

Culture to You is aimed at providing 'at home' access to collections of art, museum handling objects, and cultural activities to those unable to reach our heritage and library sites. We are looking for Volunteers to support the pilot of CTY, with a specific focus on dementia and SEN awareness.

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About this role

Culture to You is a new offer providing access to collections of art, objects and activities to those unable to visit our sites. This includes Memory Boxes; a multi-sensory experience which explores themes such as childhood, holidays etc designed in mind for individuals with dementia and/ or learning differences.

As a CTY Reminiscence Volunteers you will:

• Deliver Memory Box activity to clients in their home, supporting them to engage, reminisce and explore their connections
• Support the evaluation of our pilot project and help shape its future development.


Personal development opportunities

• Opportunity to enrich lives, enhance wellbeing and reduce social isolation in your community
• Be part of a team which pilots a new and exciting Arts Council funded project
• Gain experience of supporting people of different ages and abilities
• Training provided including: Object handling and Memory box activities, safeguarding, dementia and awareness
• Enhance understanding of the importance of connecting and engaging with culture.


Flexibility to suit you (Mon-Fri) – regularity of every 3-4 weeks.

Taking Memory box and Reminiscence activities from the Record Office to clients homes in the Oadby and Wigton area


Is this you?

• Interested in art/culture/history and its role in supporting peoples wellbeing
• Confident engaging, communicating with and befriending a diverse range of people • An interest in working with those who have dementia and/ or learning differences
• Able to drive and willing to travel (In the Oadby and Wigston areas)
• Willing to undertake training to help carry out this role.
• Aged 18 and above
• Able to carry and transport objects and artworks


When you can volunteer



  • Access to a vehicle
  • Driving license
  • References needed
  • Willing to take a DBS Check

An advanced DBS check is required for this role which will be provided by Leicestershire County Council.

Training relevant to the role will need to be completed before the commencement of this role, which will be provided by Leicestershire County Council.


Location Oadby and Wigston District, UK

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