Swansea, Swansea
Job description

Make a difference today!


Dilys lives alone and would love some company, she is no longer able to drive and get out and about and really misses this.


Dilys has suffered from a stroke and is paralysed down one side of her body, this makes it very difficult for her to go out and enjoy her interests and passions in life. She has to rely on using taxis with wheelchair access and requires being pushed in her wheelchair.


She enjoys watching Pobol y cwm and listening to classical music. Dilys used to knit and crochet and really enjoys visiting Humbles, browsing around the shops and a coffee and natter.


Dylis communicates with clear speech and speaks Welsh. She would love a befriender to visit her anytime and share her interests.


If these hours aren't suitable for you but you're still interested in giving your precious time to an individual then contact us 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...


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


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Posted on: 12 August 2019
Closed date: 10 November 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker