Pontcanna, Cardiff
Job description


Make a difference today!


Liz has no contact with the community and really needs a volunteer to brighten up her weeks!


Our member Liz has recently moved from New Zealand where she spent many years as an estate agent, now in her 80's and returning to the UK, she unfortunately doesn't have friends or family near by. She lives alone in sheltered accommodation and although led a very active life shes starting to feel very isolated and lonely.  Ideally shes looking for a volunteer to join her for a couple of hours a week to pop to the local shops, cafe or just go for a walk and visit the local area. 


Liz just wants to socialise again, find out whats local to her. She has good mobility and really happy to use public transport to visit places of interest. He health is relatively good although she does have poor short term memory and can forget things.


Visit Liz and give her the stimulating conversation and company she deserves - 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: 29 July 2019
Closed date: 27 October 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker