Barnet, Greater London
Job description

Make a difference today!


Maddie lives with her daughter and is really struggling in day to day life now that she is unable to participate in the hobbies she loved. Maddie likes to challenge and stimulate her mind and has many hobbies she would love to rekindle with a befriender.


Maddie is a bubbly and happy soul who misses interaction, which brings her alive. She has very little sight and is deaf in her left ear with the right declining also. Maddie communicates in clear speech and uses a frame to move about.


Maddie would love some company anytime at home to enjoy a game of scrabble or attempt a crossword together. She also enjoyed knitting and crochet and if this could be rekindled that would put a smile back on her face.


Maddie understands Hindustani, Arabic and Hebrew and would love to listen and interact with someone that can have a great conversation in these languages.

She is now housebound, frustrated and bored. Can you relight Maddie's passion and enthusiasm? Please contact us 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...


Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form


This is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund


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