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 George is a big music fan and has been to some amazing concerts in his time.
He also loves watching sports at his local pub.
Due to his combined sight and hearing loss George struggles going out by himself and spends a lot of time at home alone.
George feels very lonely and isolated and would love to find a volunteer befriender to visit him once a week to chat with, listen to music and maybe go for a stroll to the pub.
George 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, Sports/Recreation and Leisure, The Arts/Culture and Heritage
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