Telephone and Email Befrienders

Deafblind UK members have combined sight and hearing loss and many live alone with few family and friends around them.

Could you help support our members who would like to stay in contact over the telephone and receive a weekly call from a friendly volunteer?

Making a regular call or sending an email or letter to one of our members could make a huge difference right now. So many of them live alone and having the opportunity to speak to another person can be of huge benefit to their general wellbeing.


How can you help…

We are looking for confident, chatty and friendly individuals who can hold a good conversation with our member over the phone. You could be chatting about similar interests or learning about each others lives. Whatever the conversation you’ll be making a positive difference.

Something as simple as phone call could brighten up our members’ week!

You don’t need to be local to the member and you don’t need experience to become one of our chatty volunteers. The majority of our members communicate with clear speech. You just need to be comfortable talking over the phone, engaging, able to instigate conversations and commit to regular weekly calls.

 

Skills


What times do I need to commit to?

This role requires a regular commitment of time, usually weekly.

 

The role will suit people who …

  • Willing to share their own personal interests with member who have similar or the same interests
  • Willing to engage in conversations with deafblind people to share interests
  • Aged 18 and over
  • Based in the UK
  • Has access to the internet and a device to complete Deafblind UK online volunteer training. This will take approximately 2-3 hours.
  • Are able to commit to the role for at least three months

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Time commitment 1 hour approx. per week


Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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