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Croydon, Greater London
Job description

Bring a smile to Jade's face with a visit

Our member, Jade, is in her late thirties and lives with and has a very close relationship with her retired parents in the Norwood area. Her brother and his family live relatively nearby too and they all work to be collectively supportive.

She has had an active and sporty life which includes, swimming and snorkeling, ice skating, horse riding and has also been involved in a choir, amateur dramatics and line dancing. Jade loves to laugh and to sing and has songs from a variety of genres in her repertoire.While she has been supported by her family in these activities, Jade is looking for a volunteer befriender to spend time with - someone of a similar age, with similar interests to be part of her rebuilding and growing independence.  She has lost elements of her confidence through a lack of job opportunities and some accidents and wants to regain some of that sparkle. Her aim is to try sky diving and swimming with dolphins!

Jade has useful sight and hearing although both are declining. This has impacted on her life but she continues to smile and tries to get on with it. Initially, she would love for someone to visit her at home for a chat and a coffee and perhaps in time venture out to the cinema or theatre. If you have a couple of hours to spare a week and want to make a difference to someone's life, apply today.

No experience is required simply a warm heart and the ability to chat and listen.

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: 21 August 2019
Closing date: 19 November 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development,Support Worker
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