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Ryan has returned home to live with his mum and would love a befriender who drives and has their own transport to help him get out and about and explore his new local community.
Ryan is a social and active person who enjoys walking, going to the cinema, visiting fairs and events and discovering what the world has to offer him. He would like a companion to help build his confidence within his new community, attend Social groups and share his interests and zest for life.
Ryan has worked for the NHS for 12 years in a variety of roles and he has been an active fundraising volunteer.
Ryan communicates through clear speech. He uses a long cane as he is partially sighted and requires support when crossing the road or when it’s dark.
Can you be a buddy to Ryan and make a big difference to his social life? He would love some company anytime. You would really make a difference. Please 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 >>