Rachel enjoys going for a stroll and having a wander around her local community and the park and would love someone to go with her and enjoy the fresh air and exercise.
Rachel has severe sight and hearing loss and communicates by using Block Alphabet and the Deafblind Manual, she also requires guiding when out and about.
Due to this she finding it very difficult to make new friends and feels cut off from society and feeling very lonely and isolated. She spends a lot of time at home with her mum but would love to make some new friends to share her interests and enjoy friendly chats.
Can you spend an afternoon making a difference to her daily life. Rachel would love a befriender to spend 2-3 hours with her a week.
Full training on how to guide Rachel and how to use the Deafblind Manual/Block Alphabet will be given. This is also a great opportunity to learn a new skill to take away in life.
If these hours aren't suitable for you but you're still interested in giving your precious time to an individual then contact us 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 Apply Now >>