Sydenham, Greater London
Job description

Make a difference today!


Donald's feeling lonely - why not visit and bring a smile to his face?


Our member Donald is 85 years old and used to love painting, he now lives on his own and due to his sight and hearing loss finds it hard to get out of the house and do all the things he used to love to do. Donald unfortunately has some mobility issues which means he has had to give up beloved painting and now not getting out much has meant he has become very lonely and isolated and feels cut off from the local community. 


Donald would love to find a volunteer companion to visit him once a week for a chat and a cup of tea, hes flexible with days but afternoons would be preferable. Donald is very hard of hearing but can read lips very well and his speech is extremely clear, he doesn't need guiding as he has good residual vision, 


Make a difference today and apply to befriend Donald - You don't need experience just a warm heart and a friendly manner. 




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