Different ways you can influence our work

There are so many ways people affected by dementia can volunteer to get involved with our work. Take a look at some examples of opportunities that we offer.


If you decide you'll like to influence our work, we’ll provide support to help you develop your skills and confidence to take part.

Example of opportunities 


Help people learn from your experiences by sharing it, either through film, radio interviews, TV or a newspaper. Or you might like to write a blog, contribute to a case study or be featured on our website.

Training our staff and volunteers

Sharing your personal experiences can have a huge impact on staff and volunteers. Whether at a training course or staff development day, you can chat with staff at a table, join in on activities or give a presentation about your experiences. 

Recruit our staff and volunteers

It makes a big difference when we get to work with people who really respect and care for people affected by dementia. Help us decide what skills and knowledge someone needs to do a particular job. You might like to help decide what questions we ask candidates at interview. Perhaps you might want to be a member of the interview panel.

Research Network

Influence what research project ideas get funded, and monitor research that is in progress. Depending on your interest, the role can include speaking at events, or taking part in focus groups and discussions. You don’t need any special qualifications, just to have first-hand experience of dementia or an interest in research about it.

Register your interest in Join Dementia Research, a UK-based service that helps match individuals with studies that are taking place in their area.

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Want to influence our work?

If you'd like to speak to a member of the team about any of the opportunities available, please fill out our short form. 

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