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Page 11 of 36
Bristol, South Gloucestershire
Voluntary
Job description

Make a difference in 2019

Brighten up George's week and help him exercise locally 

Our member George is a very interesting man with a lot of different hobbies and interests.He has a keen interest in historical places, transport and people and used to like making his own beers and wine. Since the decline in George's sight and hearing he struggles to enjoy his hobbies and get out by himself, he now spends most of his time at home. He is now looking for someone to help him get out for some much needed exercise and would like to walk around the local area and go on the occasional outing/coffee morning/group meet-up.  He is very easy to get on with and very easy going. Even though he has lost some of his sight and hearing he still has a high quality of life but the missing link is regular access to the community. 

George would love to find a friendly volunteer befriender with similar interests and hobbies to have a good conversation and on nicer days go out and about locally maybe visiting local historical buildings and places of interest. George will need guiding when walking outside, but full training will be provided, George communicates with clear speech.

Do you enjoy the great outdoors in Bristol? Join George and enjoy some fresh air..... apply today!

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.


 

Quality 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


 

Interested?

Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form.

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Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK is a membership organisation of, and governed by, people who are deafblind or have both a sight and hea... Read more

Posted on: 28 November 2019
Closing date: 26 February 2020
Tags: Advice, Information,Support Worker
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