Enjoy a chat and a cuppa with Carol

Posted by Deafblind UK

Enjoy a chat and a cuppa with Carol

Bristol, City of Bristol Check commute

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Voluntary

About the organisation

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

Job Description

Pay a visit to Carol and brighten up her week

Our member, Carol, is 93 years old and lives alone in the Bristol area. Due to her combined sight and hearing loss, she is spending all of her time alone at home and is increasingly feeling more and more lonely and cut off from her local community.

Carol is looking for someone to visit her on a weekly basis ideally on a Monday, Saturday or Sunday morning. She simply would like some regular company, someone to chat to and possibly go to the local shops with. Carol really enjoys have a good old chat but has little opportunity to do so as she has little family, only a niece. She enjoys listening to the TV and radio and is interested in gardening and reminiscing about her life (she loved dancing when she was younger). Having someone to talk to would make a huge difference to her life. 

Carol uses a walking stick and would require guiding when outside the home should you venture out. Full training will be given around this but no other experience is required - simply a warm heart and the ability to chat and listen.

Be the change Carol so badly 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


Interested?

Then we want to hear from you...

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