Tywyn, Gwynedd, 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 Andrew is in his early 80's and loves nothing more then a good chat.

He used to love riding his 2 motorbikes but since the decline in his vision he isn't able to do this any more.

Andrew's wife sadly passed away a few months ago so he now lives alone. Due to his dual sensory loss he has lost the confidence to go out by himself so spends most of his days at home alone.

He would love to find a volunteer befriender to visit him once a week for a chat and a cup of tea.

Andrew 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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