Our member lives in a nursing home. She doesn't like to go out a lot so would really like a Volunteer to visit her once a week for an hour or so to have a chat.
She like to talk about the 'good old days' and is also interested in growing vegetables and farming.
She would like someone who is also interested in country life and has shared interests.
Our member does have dementia, so if the Volunteer had some understanding/knowledge of this, that would be ideal.
Our member communicates with clear speech and uses a wheelchair, so the Volunteer would need to be able to push a wheelchair.
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, alternatively to find out more you can contact our Volunteer Recruiter on 01733 358100.
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