Neath, Neath Port Talbot Principle Area
Job description

Make a difference today!

Dylan loves Sports but doesn't have anyone to share his passion with - could you spare some time to visit Dylan and brighten up his week? 


Our member Dylan who lives alone, has enjoyed sports all his life, has taken part and played golf, Bowls at an international professional standard and represented England. He also loves Snooker, Rugby and Tennis to name a few! He used to work in the Army and as an Electrician and lived abroad for some years. Unfortunately Dylan isn't able to get out and about much these days and therefore unable to watch much sport. Ideally Dylan would like a volunteer who shares his love for sport, and maybe someone also interested in Musicals, opera and gardening, again something hes unable to take part in nowadays, to visit him once a week for a good chat and maybe assist him getting out in to his garden when the weathers better. 


Can you talk sport and have a couple of hours spare time a week - do something rewarding and make a difference to Dylan! 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