Our member lives in sheltered housing and he is feeling very lonely.
He was once a keen gardener and likes to talk about flowers and plants. He used to enjoy watching TV quiz shows.
He has carers that visit him but they don't have time to sit and chat with him. His daughter visits him when she can.
Our member was born in Scotland and like talking about when he was younger and his heritage. He was also in the RAF and has lots of stories to tell.
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
- Suitable for under 18s
- DBS check required
- Training provided
On line training
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
- Equal opportunities policy
- Written role description
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
- Health and Safety Policy
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 28/06/2017
End Date: 02/02/2018
Minimum 1 hour a week
This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford
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