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Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by HarrietD, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. HarrietD

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    #1 HarrietD, Nov 13, 2017
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    Dementia Talking Point 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 Talking Point: 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 Talking Point 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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    #2 HarrietD, Nov 13, 2017
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    What does the Host role involve?

    Hosts volunteer alongside the Dementia Talking Point 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 Talking Point (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. There is no fixed time commitment required for this role.

    If you’re interested in the Host role, please have a read of the role description (attached).

    Anyone with questions about being a Volunteer Host on Dementia Talking Point is very welcome to get in touch with Mark directly via PM or email.

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

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    #3 HarrietD, Nov 13, 2017
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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 Talking Point’s rules are upheld, and removing inappropriate messages when necessary (e.g. ‘spam’ or advertising)

    • Contributing to discussions about forum policy and rules.

    If you’re interested in the Moderator role, please have a read of the role description (attached).

    Anyone with questions about being a Volunteer Moderator on Dementia Talking Point is very welcome to get in touch with Serena directly via PM or email.

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

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    #4 HarrietD, Nov 13, 2017
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    Who would we like to hear from?

    We ask that all applicants to volunteer on Dementia Talking Point are active, posting members of the forum. It’s important that our volunteers have a good understanding of how Dementia Talking Point 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 Talking Point, we would particularly welcome applications from:

    · People with dementia

    · People who identify as being from a Black or Minority Ethnic group

    · People who identify as LGBT+

    · Male users of the forum

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