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Become a Volunteer

Our dedicated volunteers provide an invaluable service by supporting people affected by dementia at Approach and without them we would be unable to provide our high quality dementia support services. We currently have a team of over 40 volunteers who help to ensure our day opportunities, café and administrative services operate effectively. Volunteering is very worthwhile and there are many rewarding reasons to get involved.

Volunteering at Approach comes with a number of social benefits since it provides the perfect opportunity to meet a wide range of people. Volunteering can also help to develop confidence and interpersonal skills.

Are you looking for a career in social care? At Approach, we can provide you with hands on experience in a social care setting to prepare you for employment. We also provide relevant training to all of our volunteers who wish to expand their skill set and enhance their CV. Many of our volunteers have even moved into paid employment. After retirement or following the loss of a loved one, you may feel you have a lot of spare time and would like to support a cause close to your heart or help those who require extra care and assistance. In giving your time to Approach you will be helping to contribute to something meaningful within our local community.

Volunteering can improve your well-being! Our friendly staff team will support you through all aspects of volunteering to allow you to settle in to your role quickly and to ensure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible.

To ensure our volunteers are not left out of pocket, we also provide a volunteer expenses scheme in which travel costs can be reclaimed. To show our appreciation for our volunteers hard work; we also hold an annual volunteers event in June in which we celebrate their special contribution.

It doesn’t matter how much time you have to give; we have volunteering opportunities to fit into any lifestyle. Whether you can only commit to a couple of hours a month or would be willing to support us on a weekly basis- we have a voluntary role for you.

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please email us at or call us on 01782 214999 and we’ll be happy to discuss our opportunities further

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Day Opportunities Volunteer

Our day opportunity groups run Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm throughout the Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, Kidsgrove and Burton-on-Trent areas.

Volunteers can take part in activities, sit and chat with the service users, serve refreshments and help with kitchen duties.

Driver Volunteer

Drivers transport service users between their homes and the day opportunity groups from 9:00am to 10:00am and/or 3:00pm to 4:00pm throughout Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle, Kidsgrove and Leek areas.

Café Volunteer

Our Cafés are for carers and are a chance for people in similar situations to meet up each month. They are run once a month on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at different locations. They run from 10:30am to 12:30pm

Café volunteers serve refreshments such as tea, coffee and oatcakes, help with light kitchen duties and can also sit and chat with carers.

Fundraising Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help us think of new ideas and ways to fundraise, as well as help organise events, attend events and to collect dontations tubs.

Activity Volunteer

To run activity sessions in our day opportunity groups, in any of the following areas - playing musicial instruments, singing, arts & crafts, knitting/sewing, painting, flower arranging, card making, assembling easy model kits etc. The activity sessions run between 1:15pm and 2:45pm, Monday to Friday.

Administration Volunteer

Based at out head office in Shelton. Volunteers assist the Admin team in all aspects of administration from photocopying, typing documents, shredding, filing, creating information packs and various other administration tasks.



"I like to make a difference to people’s lives. It also helps me to socialise as I live on my own."


"I Tony like to help people and myself to enjoy life. I get lots of satisfaction and enjoyment. Helps me to learn new things about dementia and care."



"I help people to enjoy their day out & meet and make new friends."


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