Visit Dorothy who likes talking books and arts and crafts - Halstead Area

Our member would really like to have a Home Befriender visit her once a week for an hour or so for some additional company and conversation.

She used to enjoy painting with acrylics, oils and pastels and would love to be able to do some of this again.

She used to also enjoy needle work and making children's clothes.

She has discovered talking books, which has made her very happy as she used to be a keen reader.

She used to be very creative but sue to her sight loss she is unable to do the activities she used to, although she is hoping that with some help for the volunteer she may be able to do some arty things again.

Our member has travelled around the UK quite a lot and likes to talk about different places she has been to and lived in.

She likes to play cards too.

Our member communicates with clear speech.


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


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    On line training
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 28/06/2017

End Date: 31/08/2026

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Availability Details

Any week day


This opportunity is available in: Braintree

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