Play scrabble with Moira

Posted by Deafblind UK

Play scrabble with Moira

Rhyl, Denbighshire Check commute

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Voluntary

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

Pop round to Moira's for a chat and a game of scrabble

Our member, Moira, is 85 years old and lives alone in the Rhyl area. She enjoys watching the TV and gardening and loves spending time outside in her beautiful summer house. Her other interests include knitting, playing Scrabble andreading on her Kindle.

Due to her combined sight and hearing loss, Moira finds herself spending more time alone at home and feeling increasingly isolated and cut off from her local community. She is looking for a chatty, friendly befriender who can visit her for a couple of hours a week to play Scrabble, sit in the garden and perhaps go out to the nurseries up the road or for afternoon tea.

Ideally, you will be a driver with your own transport but this is not necessary. Simply being available to meet and spend some time with Moira at her home would make a huge difference to her life.

No experience is necessary simply a warm heart and a friendly, caring nature. Apply today and be the positive change in Moira's life.......

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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