Job description

Make a difference today!

 

Our member, Meagan, is 91 years old and lives alone in the Prestatyn area. She grew up in nearby Holywell where she lived on a farm and has three children. Since having had operations on her hip, she is no longer able to get out and about and cannot attend the Friendship Group that she used to go to once a month. Meagan used to love to play the organ up to three times a day but is now unable to do so but she still loves a read and a good chat.  One of her daughters visits and does her shopping on a Monday and Friday but Meagan is looking for a friendly volunteer to visit her at home for some company and a chat now she doesn’t get out so much now.

 

Meagan is ideally looking for someone to visit her on a Wednesday but is open to other days. If you have a couple of hours to spare a week, you could make all the difference to her life.

 

No experience is required simply a caring, friendly outlook and a warm heart. 

 

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...

 

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: 12 August 2019
Closing date: 10 November 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker
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