Dementia Services

Dementia Services has several volunteer opportunities including both in-person and virtual opportunities.  For more detailed information on specific opportunities, call 253-272-8433 or email dementiaservices@lcsnw.org.

Help create a dementia friendly Pierce County

Social Engagement

  • Memory Café Volunteer – Memory Cafés are monthly gatherings providing snacks, socialization, and activity for those living with dementia and their care partners. They are a positive, safe space where participants laugh, share stories, and meet others in similar situations. Volunteers are encouraged to attend and participate in conversation and support of any activities conducted. Memory Cafés currently meet in Puyallup at 10:30 am the 3rd Wednesday of each month, but may include restaurants in either Tacoma or Puyallup in the future. Food and beverage costs are the responsibility of the volunteer.
  • Memory Walk Volunteer– Memory Walks are short, weekly walks conducted in 4-week sessions designed for those living with dementia and their care partners to enjoy socialization, physical activity, and the outdoors. Volunteers are encouraged to join us for conversation and support. Walks are currently conducted at 10:30 am each Thursday morning at various locations in Puyallup and Tacoma.

Opening Minds through Art (OMA)

  • OMA Volunteer – Volunteers (age 18 and over) will receive training in the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) method and philosophy and will be paired with an artist (person living with dementia), assisting them to create beautiful works of abstract art. These intergenerational relationships will increase your confidence and comfort level towards people with dementia. Classes are in person or virtual.
    A one-hour training is required, and the commitment is for one hour per week.

Music and Memories

  • Music and Memories Volunteer – Research shows that music can evoke memories that have been lost to dementia and other cognitive challenges. This activity, which includes singing and instruments, allows people living with dementia to make music with others who have similar challenges without the fear of stigma.
  • Volunteers (age 18 and over) are needed to:
    • Help set up and put back the room
    • Hand out instruments
    • Encourage participation by being willing to join along and have fun with music

    No musical experience required.

Interested in learning more?

Contact us using the form below or call us at 253-272-8433.

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