Could you be the one to ensure Eleanor's days are less isolated?
Our Member Eleanor, who lives alone in Caerphilly is looking for a volunteer companion, to join her for a good chat over a cuppa. Eleanor really enjoys popping to the local bingo and spending time with her sister, shes enjoys watching TV in particular a good thriller!
Eleanor has various troubling medical conditions that unfortunately restricts her mobility and therefore most days she spends alone at home, isolated from the local community. Due to her sight and hearing loss shes also lost all confidence in getting out and about. If she could find a friendly volunteer not only for a a good chat at her home but maybe after growing a trusting companionship then to pop to the local shops and enjoy quality time together.
Why not try something different... Be a companion to Eleanor and really make a difference! 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...
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.