Lisburn, Lisburn and Castlereagh
Job description

Abby loves to shop, visit the local cinema and have a laugh with friends.


Our Member Abby, who now lives alone, would love a volunteer to take her out for a coffee, visit the shops and the local cinema to watch movies. She loves being around other good conversationalists, enjoys beauty treatments and is a very sociable individual. She also attends an Art Class on Wednesday mornings and would love someone to accompany her.

Abby is registered blind and needs someone able to guide (full training will be given), she does also use a cane.


Abby loves company and she would really benefit from any hours someone could give, you don't need to be a driver as shes happy to go out locally, you will just need to be able to get to her home and go out together. The winter months especially make it more difficult for her to get out and about and due to sight loss she struggles in the darkness. 


Any hours you can give on any days - apply now to find out more!



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