Make a difference today!
Bring a smile to Marion's face with a visit
Our member, Marion lives alone and has severe cerebral palsy and very limited mobility. Due to these disabilities and dual sensory losses, she is unable to leave the house and is becoming extremely lonely and socially isolated. She has a support worker on Mondays but cannot leave the house at any other times. She uses a wheelchair when away from her house and would love to be able to go out in her chair but would need help getting into it and to be pushed. She is looking for a friendly Home Befriender to visit any day except Mondays for a little company and the chance to get some fresh air out of the house.
Marion is delightful - despite her disabilities she has a good mind and a great sense of humour. She communicates by lip reading mainly and knows a little BSL but struggles with her speech.
No experience is required simply a warm heart and the desire to make a genuine, positive impact on somebody's life. Full training around wheelchair manoeuvring will be provided as part of this role.
Be the change Marion so desperately needs and 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.
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
Then we want to hear from you...