‘I honestly get as much out of volunteering for Dementia Forward as I put in. Often I am in the kitchen preparing the refreshments, and hear the sound of laughter from the hall, and I think that’s what it is all about. It is truly rewarding.’

Heather, Wellbeing Volunteer, Ryedale

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Dementia Forward. We couldn’t do our work without the support of our volunteers, and so we were delighted when they were recognised for their incredible commitment with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award for voluntary groups. Here’s our video celebrating this fabulous achievement – Queen’s Award Video

We are always pleased to hear from new people who would like to join our team. Please complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible:


    First Name

    Last Name

    Your Postcode (we ask this information so that we can direct your enquiry to the appropriate volunteer coordinator for your area)

    Home Phone

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    Your Email

    How did you hear about us?

    Have you seen a specific vacancy advertised?

    Please tick the boxes which represent areas of volunteering interest:
    SingingAdministrationWell-being activitiesFundraisingSocial & Group ActivitiesCampaigning, media & PRI am unsure where I can help, please provide me with more information.
    When are you available to volunteer?

    Please tell us about your skills & experience:

    Do you have any other useful skills, even if they are not directly related to the role i.e. sign language, manicuring, tai chi, another language, professional?

    Hobbies, interests and things you particularly enjoy, such as knitting, yoga, rag rugging, painting, snooker, golf:

    What attracted you to Dementia Forward?

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    I understand that my details will be held on Dementia Forward’s database in line with their privacy policy and that this information will be used for purposes related to my volunteering.


    There are various ways you might like to get involved, but the list is not exhaustive, so please get in touch and we can discuss the best volunteering role for you:

    • Wellbeing Day Services Volunteer (Harrogate, Richmond, Settle) – supporting people to engage in activities at our day services.
    • Young Onset Group Volunteer (Harrogate, Scarborough, York) – working as part of a team to support a group of people living with young onset dementia on a day out to a local venue or attraction.
    • Wellbeing Café Volunteer  (across North Yorkshire ) – Serving refreshments, chatting to people and joining in with games and activities.
    • Singing Volunteer (Harrogate) – Serving refreshments, welcoming people to the group and supporting them to join in with the singing.
    • Fundraising Volunteer (across North Yorkshire)  – Helping us raise funds either by holding an event or helping at one of our events, individually or as part of a group.
    • Volunteer Driver or Chaperone (Harrogate) – Driving our minibus to bring people to our day services.

    We offer dementia awareness training for all our volunteers, so no experience is necessary – however, the one thing all our volunteers have in common is a passion for supporting people with dementia and ensuring they remain engaged and active within their communities. We are a friendly bunch, so please get in touch either by phone or by filling in the enquiry form above. It would be great to have you on board volunteering for Dementia Forward.