Lisburn, Lisburn and Castlereagh
Job description

Make a difference today!


Call on Alice for a chat over a cup of coffee


Our member, Alice, lives alone in the Lisburn area with her cat. She is looking for someone to visit, have a coffee and a chat with her. Perhaps even the odd visit to the cinema.


Alice says " I worked as a Post Office clerk up until 2013 when my sight deteriorated to the point when I became registered blind. Since 2011 I have been living alone and feel very isolated. I have a daughter and grandson and I visit my mother whenever I can. I find the winter especially difficult and struggle during this time due to the darkness and find it more difficult to get out. I love to get out and about though and I enjoy beauty treatments and going shopping. I love having company and having a laugh and would say I'm a very sociable person."

Alice uses clear speech but will require guiding. She uses a cane but sometimes will take an arm in unfamiliar places.


Could you be the befriender Alice needs so much? 


No experience is required,just a warm heart and the ability to chat and listen...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...



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Posted on: 29 July 2019
Closed date: 27 October 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker