Singing for the Brain ® provides a structured group session for older people with dementia who may wish to attend alone or with a carer.

The service is designed around the principals of music therapy and singing and offers a chance for people to socialise and have fun in a safe and supported environment.

The Peartree Centre group meets fortnightly on Monday afternoons between 2.00pm and 3.45pm, although volunteers come along about half an earlier to help set out the tables and chairs and remain for a similar amount of time at the end to help put everything away and tidy the room.

As a Singing for the Brain volunteer your duties will include: – Helping to set out the tables and chairs – Putting out signs, Society materials and Songbooks – Welcoming and chatting with people with dementia and their carers – Supporting the Singing for the Brain Leader by starting off songs/movements and encouraging participation – Making and handing out teas/coffees, collecting in and washing up – Tidying up the room after the session and putting away the tables and chairs – Helping the Group leader ensure the session goes well.

Read more and apply here.