Board and Card Games Player - Care Home

We are looking for volunteers to play board games such as draughts, snakes & ladders, whist, dominoes and jigsaws. Many of our residents (whom have dementia or severe memory loss) receive no visitors and loneliness can be a major problem. Activities such as board games can help to improve the quality of life for our residents. This is a rewarding role that can be fun as well as challenging, and you can make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

Could you spare an hour or two on a regular basis?

Good experience for someone thinking of going into care work, hospital work, or anyone with a caring nature and some free time!

Care Home, Cosham, Gaming, Board Games, Entertainment, Friending

Suitable for under 18s


Good communication skills

Patience and a sense of humour are essential.

Good team player.

Committed and reliable.

An understanding of dementia would be an advantage but don't worry as training will be provided.

A DBS check and 2 references are required as all our residents are considered to be vulnerable & this is a legal requirement as residential homes are registered providers with CQC.  There is no charge for the DBS check.


  • Limited Physical Access
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/10/2017

End Date: 11/10/2019

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Availability Details

Please be aware initial meetings and inductions normally happen during the working week from Monday to Friday. However volunteering can be done at weekends and early evenings.


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