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Volunteer Telephone Befriender vacancy in Home based ()

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Location: Home based
Salary: 0
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: General
Placed by: Deafblind UK
A Volunteer Telephone/Email Befriender makes regular phone calls or emails to our members and engages in conversations of mutual interest, offering support and friendship to each member. Reducing deafblind people’s isolation and improving their quality of life. Providing advice and guidance to our members as appropriate within a mutual friendship.
What’s involved?
As a Volunteer Telephone or Email Befriender your role would be:
• To establish and build a befriending relationship
• To call/email an identified deafblind person at a mutually convenient time on a regular basis
• To enable the deafblind person to discuss topics of their choice
• To engage in conversations of mutual interest with a deafblind person and to provide encouragement to maintain the flow of conversation for the allotted time
• To provide advice and guidance to a deafblind person to a level appropriate within a mutual friendship.
• To provide regular updates of your volunteering activity to your named Deafblind UK contact

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
• Willing to learn communication and guiding techniques to meet the needs of the deafblind person / people (full training will be provided)

What are the benefits to you?
• Opportunities to meet like-minded people in your community
• Be part of a friendly and dedicated team
• The satisfaction of knowing you will be making a difference to real people’s lives
• New communications skills
• Establishing positive employability skills to help you in your career path
 


How do we support you?
We ensure all volunteers who join our team are well equipped to undertake any tasks and will provide training and supervision throughout your journey with us. Any specific training will be outlined within your onboarding and induction stages and then discussed at your reviews with your named lead contact.

For more information and an informal chat, contact our recruitment team on 01733 316587 or email [email protected]
This vacancy has now been filled, click here for our current vacancies.

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