Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales


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

Role Description:

Our member Alan used to love a trip to the local cafe for a cup of coffee.

Alan has recently moved into a flat in the centre of Swansea and doesn't know many people in the area.

He finds getting out and about by himself very difficult due to his combined sight and hearing loss so he spends most of his time at home alone.

Alan is now extremely cut off from society and is becoming increasingly lonely and isoalted.

He would love to find a volunteer befirender to visit him once a week and go to a coffee shop with him.

Alan uses a wheelchair when out and about, we provide full training on how to push Alan.

He communicates with loud, clear voices and no previous experience is necessary.

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.

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