Swansea, Swansea
Job description

Make a difference today!


Calling all avid photographers, why not visit Ken and share your passion with him on his lonely days


Location: Central Swansea


Our member Ken is a big fan of music from the 60s, 70s and 80s and a very arty guy who loves making cards, jewellery and using papier-mache.  His big love though is photography however since the decline in his vision he finds taking photo's very difficult. He would love to find a friendly volunteer befriender who shares his hobbies to help him make sure the photo's come out well, but not only this someone that could maybe go for the occasional stroll to a local cafe for a bite to eat a cup of tea.


Hes got a great sense of humour and known for cracking the odd cheesy joke!



No experience is necessary however Ken is a smoker so his befriender will need to be OK with this. Ken communicates with clear speech



Visiting Ken and sharing his love for photography will make a huge difference in his life and his well being. 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



Then we want to hear from you...



Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund

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Posted on: 12 August 2019
Closed date: 10 November 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker