For Margaret having a volunteer to read the newspaper to her would make such a difference!
Our member Margaret for years has loved sitting in her garden on sunny days and reading the newspaper, however due to her older age and her sight deteriorating she is now at a point where she can no longer read or look after her beautiful Alpine garden.
Margaret is now finding getting out of the house difficult and finds herself very lonely and isolated most days. She would therefore love to find a volunteer befriender to visit her once a week and read the newspaper with her. Margaret would also be very keen on chatting about history in particular Vera Lynn and her interest in antiques. Margaret communicate through clear speech.
Could you spare an hour or so a week to share the news with Margaret and brighten up her week? Yes... then 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.
Quality 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
Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form.
Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund