Lancaster and Morecambe - Older People's Service

DeVitre House Day Centre Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 5AL  - Engagement (Games) volunteer DeVitre House

DeVitre House Day Centre (Lancaster) – Games Volunteer

Sessions are held morning and afternoon, you will therefore be able to choose either or both.

As an Engagement (Games) support volunteer you will be encouraged to act as a friend to residents and assist them to partake in small group games activities.

Older people services operate using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors.  

Their core purpose is to provide high quality and person centred residential and daytime support for the people of Lancashire.

This opportunity is available on a specific day and time.                                                         

Please check you are available at that time before applying.

You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


  • Chatting
  • Reminisce activities for residents with dementia
  • Playing board games, cards, dominoes, Bingo
  • Log volunteering hours monthly on-line.
  • Complete training and commit to further training relevant to the role

Personal Qualities

Activity Assistant volunteers need to:

  • Be a good communicator
  • Be committed to the role of providing a supportive service
  • Be patience
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines
  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Knowledge of dementia


Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning.  Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training as required.





Qualifications Required

  • DBS satisfactorily returned put in the expiry date (3 years from date of issue) Must be Returned

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Wednesday Afternoon
  • Thursday Morning