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Have A Coffee With Helen
Title: Have A Coffee With Helen
Category: Other
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Our member Helen is originally from Germany and moved to England in the 40's. She lives alone and due to being the ripe old age of 95 isn't as mobile as she used to be, as a result of this and her dual sensory loss Helen spends most of her time at home alone and has become very lonely and isolated.

She would love to find a volunteer befriender to visit her once a week for a chat over a cup of tea. She'd also like to venture out to nearby coffee shops once she feels confident to with her volunteer.

Helen is very modern for her age, using her computer to browse the internet and chat to her family in Germany. She communicates with clear, loud speech and no previous experience is required.

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

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