Young Onset Day Activities (YODA) Group Assistant

Our Mt Albert YODA Group is looking for volunteers to help out twice a month, on an ongoing basis. The group meets on a Wednesday from 10am to 3pm. Volunteers arrive earlier to help with setting up and stay after the group to pack up. The volunteer should be physically mobile and very active, preferably somewhere in their forties/fifties or sixties to match the group participants' ages. The group is a fun blend of activities and may include walking, using the gym, gardening, art and literature appreciation, and sometimes dance and movement are included.
If the volunteer has a special skill to share, such as singing, dancing, drawing, crafting, or anything similar that would be a bonus.
The role will require the volunteer to support the clients, help out and participate if needed.

Dementia Auckland supports people with dementia and their family/whanau through a range of services across the greater Auckland region. We believe that with the most up to date support programmes, improved environments, and connections to community, people affected by dementia can continue to live an enriching and enjoyable life.


Good level of English, excellent people skills, able to show compassion, empathy and kindness. Physically mobile and active. Able to commit to twice a month on a Wednesday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

5-6 hours approximately every second week - Wednesday from 10am to 3pm and some additional time if setting up or packing up is necessary.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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