Caregiver Support Group Facilitators
Help facilitate a support group in your community
Training and onboarding is available to make sure it will be a good fit, and that you feel prepared to enter these confidential spaces to help caregivers navigate the variety of challenges they encounter during the journey with dementia.
Day Program Volunteers
Join in with one or both of DSNW’s Old Friends Clubs, social respite programs for those living with dementia.
Assist with program activities with guidance from DSNW’s OFC staff members
Socialize with program members
Lend a hand preparing the daily lunch
Share your talents and passions: Music, art, hobbies, collections, etc!
Search and Rescue
Become a registered emergency worker in Whatcom County and receive regular training to aid in search and rescue efforts to locate program members in cases of wandering.
Help perform regular equipment maintenance including battery and band replacements alongside DSNW’s program coordinator.
Dementia Friendly Events
Weekly breakfast clubs, community gardening groups, seasonal art classes, summertime concert attendance, and more help provide caregivers with the opportunity to connect with one another in low-key
social settings, helping to alleviate the isolation that so often accompanies dementia.
If you have an idea for a new event, or would like to join in helping with one that’s already on our calendar, we’d love to hear from you.