Could you be part of the Dementia Support Forum team?

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HarrietD

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Dementia Support Forum is growing, and we are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help support the forum.

Volunteers are key to the successful operation of Dementia Support Forum: we could not run the service without our dedicated teams of Hosts and Moderators.

If you think you might like to be part of the Dementia Support Forum team, please read on to find out more about what our volunteer roles involve :)

What does the Host role involve?

What does the Moderator role involve?

Who would we like to hear from?
 
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HarrietD

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What does the Host role involve?

Hosts volunteer alongside the Dementia Support Forum moderating team. Our Volunteer Hosts provide extra support to the forum and its members, enabling us to provide a more responsive service.

Key aspects of the Host role are:

• Welcoming new members

• Helping to direct members to useful resources

• Explaining how to carry out basic tasks on Dementia Support Forum (e.g. posting a new message on the main forum).

Volunteer Hosts will not be expected to enforce forum rules, or perform any technical tasks beyond those that they would routinely carry out as a member.

Anyone with questions about being a Volunteer Host on Dementia Support Forum is very welcome to get in touch with one of the staff members directly via PM.

You can read the role description below, where you can find out more about what being a host would involve. For this role, we usually ask for a minimum of 5 hours per week - however, we will be flexible if needed.

If you'd like to apply via email, please email dementiasupportforum@alzheimers.org.uk and we will send you an application form.
 

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What does the Moderator role involve?

Moderators help to provide a welcoming and safe environment for people affected by dementia; they provide support to forum members and enforce forum rules when necessary.

Key aspects of the Moderator role are:

• Providing ongoing support to members

• Ensuring that Dementia Support Forum's rules are upheld, and removing inappropriate messages when necessary (e.g. ‘spam’ or advertising)

• Contributing to discussions about forum policy and rules.

Anyone with questions about being a Volunteer Moderator on Dementia Support Forum is very welcome to get in touch with Harriet directly via PM.

You can read the role description below, where you can find out more about what being a moderator would involve. For this role, we usually ask for a minimum of 7 hours per week - however, we will be flexible if needed.

If you'd like to apply via email, please email dementiasupportforum@alzheimers.org.uk and we will send you an application form.
 

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HarrietD

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Who would we like to hear from?

We ask that all applicants to volunteer on Dementia Support Forum are active, posting members of the forum. It’s important that our volunteers have a good understanding of how Dementia Support Forum works, and that they are familiar to other forum members. This doesn’t mean that our newer members can’t apply to volunteer with us though, as several of our wonderful volunteers over the years have been new, enthusiastic and active forum members.

As part of our commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity on Dementia Support Forum, we would particularly welcome applications from:

· People with dementia

· People who identify as Black or a person of colour

· People who identify as LGBTQ+

· Male users of the forum

However, others are of course also very welcome to apply.
 
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