Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus
Job description

Make a difference today!

Irene is finding her evenings lonely and would love a visit from a friendly volunteer



Our member Irene who has sight loss due to older age, loves garden birds, feeding them and nature in general. Shes quite crafty and enjoys making her own cards, shes also very easy to chat to, with a friendly nature, so a conversation with Irene is fun and very interesting. Unfortunately due to her sight loss Irene is finding it more and more difficult to read her favorite books and therefore ideally she would like a volunteer to visit her on an evening between 7pm and 9am, Monday to Friday,  read to her and have a good natter! 


Do you share a passion for reading, liking different literature and could ensure Irene's Evenings are less lonely? .... 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...

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Posted on: 20 August 2019
Closed date: 18 November 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker