London, Greater London
Job description

Make a difference today!


Our member, Rana, lives alone in Haringey and has family living very close by.  


Rana used to be a university lecturer in Linguistics. A native Egyptian, she moved to the United Kingdom to study and ended up staying.  She speaks both fluent English and Arabic and enjoys listening to the news and knowing what’s happening around her local area. A lover of learning she can get a little frustrated when not able to get things the first time and currently has an iPhone 7  which she needs help with, after transferring from an older Samsung device. 


 Rana would like a volunteer to come over for a visit, have a chat and help her continue learning how to use her iPhone any time on a Thursday. As she is registered blind, clear speech is important alongside some knowledge of IT. Ideally, you will be someone who has some patience and some knowledge of apple eco system. No other experience is required just a warm, friendly manner and the ability to chat and listen.


If you have a couple of hours to spare each week, why not apply and make a difference!

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: 23 August 2019
Closed date: 21 November 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker