We support people with combined sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want, and we are currently looking for a home befriender for one of our members.
Our member Rosalind is a very chatty, sociable lady.
She’s a big fan of the Royal Family, enjoys train journeys and is a member of her local church.
Rosalind keeps herself busy during the day and is a member of some local clubs but since the death of her beloved Husband a few years ago she finds the evenings very difficult.
She doesn’t enjoy watching television and spends the evenings very lonely and isolated.
Rosalind would love to find a volunteer befriender to visit her one evening a week for a chat and a cup of tea.
Rosalind communicates with clear speech.
What will you get out of it?
- It’s a direct way to make a difference to a deafblind person’s life.
- You will be supporting a great cause, while giving something back to your community.
- You will build a new friendship and have the opportunities to learn new skills.
- We will offer you full training, support and guidance throughout your volunteering experience with Deafblind UK.
- Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs.
Qualities and Skills we are looking for:
- We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Volunteers.
- Good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills.
- To be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people.
- Patience and a warm and friendly attitude.
What will we ask for in return?
- A regular commitment of one weekly visit – usually 1-3 hours.
- We will need to undertake two references and a DBS check before this role can start.
- You will need to be over the age of 18 years to apply for this role.
Tags: Befriending, Community, Health and Wellbeing, Older People
John and Lucille van Geest Place,
Tel: 01733 358100