Deafblind UK

  • Belfast
Role Description:



Our member Anne is looking for a volunteer befriender to have a cup of coffee and a chat with.



Due to Anne's sight loss she finds herself very lonely and isolated as she struggles to get out and about.



Anne would love to be able to take a trip to her local cafe but needs assistance with guiding (full training provided).



Anne communicates with clear speech.



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


Interested?



Can you take Anne for a coffee?



Then we want to hear from you...



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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