Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering to help with Playlist for Life. Your enthusiasm and experience are very much appreciated.
We are a young charity and currently in the process of developing our volunteer programme. There are some things volunteers can do already and some things you may like to get involved with in the future.
Make a Donation
Every penny counts as Playlist for Life grows to meet the demand for personalised music to help people living with dementia, their families and caregivers. Please consider giving a small donation to help us develop training, print leaflets, reproduce DVDs, sponsor research and provide the support families need to use personalised music with their loved ones. Donations can be given via our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/playlistforlife/
Organise an iPod Donation Drive
We rely on donations to give new and reconditioned iPod shuffles to people living with dementia at home who are not in a position to buy their own, so that they can access their playlists. You can help by establishing an iPod Donation Drop-Off point at your local community centre, church, newsagent or other central point. All iPods and mp3 players collected should be sent to Playlist for Life, Touchbase Glasgow, 43 Middlesex Street, Glasgow, G41 1EE.
Hold a Fundraising Tea Dance
Our website has a suite of materials you can use to organise a tea dance. This is a really fun and enjoyable way to raise funds and awareness of Playlist for Life. You can access the materials here.
Raise Awareness Locally
Hold an awareness-raising session in your local community. We can send you a DVD, a supply of literature and guidance about how to organise your meeting to explain to families and carers of people with dementia what Playlist for Life is and how it can help their loved one with dementia.
Share your Skills
We have a small staff team based in Glasgow. If you have a little bit of time you could give regularly to help in the office, organise events, work on twitter and other social media, prepare press releases or deliver training, either in Glasgow or remotely, we would love to hear from you. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a summary of your experience, how much time you would be able to give and an idea of the sort of activity you would be interested in helping us with.
COMING IN SUMMER 2016
Help People with Dementia to Make their Playlists
We are hoping to begin working with partners to establish volunteer hubs around the country, where people can sign up to help develop playlists at home for people with dementia. If you would like to be considered for this kind of work please get in touch and we will keep your details on file until the service is launched.