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Socialise and go for a cuppa with Glenn posted by Networx

Ebbw Vale

Job Description

Make a difference today!

Could you give a couple of hours a week to Glenn so he can get out of his home?

Our Member Glenn is an 85 year old gentleman, ex steelworker, who lives alone within a care complex, although he has family and friends locally, hes feeling lonely on occasions and would like to gain a friendly volunteer to take him out and about locally.

Ideally Glenn would like someone who can drive with their own transport, to be able to pick him up and both enjoy a ride out to a local coffee shop of place of interest, have a cuppa and a good chat. Glenn loves to socialise, however, due to his combined sight and hearing loss and mobility issues he doesn't get the opportunity to get out very much, this is now having an impact on him, and hes feeling more and more isolated and lonely.

Glenn is in a wheelchair therefore the volunteer would need to be physically fit to assist him in and out of a vehicle and to push when out and about.

Due to other care commitments generally Glenn will be available mornings and afternoons, Wednesday to Fridays, But don't worry if these hours aren't quite right for you Glenn can be flexible.

Could you give Glenn a new lease of life and get him out locally? Yes ... then 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 Apply Now >>.



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