Deafblind UK

Telephone Befriender

Hours

1 hr a week
3 month commitment

Where we are

Head Office:
Centre for Deafblindness
19 Rainbow Court
Paston Ridings
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE4 7UP

About the Volunteer Opportunity

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.

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 other’s lives. Whatever the conversation you’ll be making a positive difference.

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.


About the Organisation

There are around 11,000 people who are living with deafblindness in Northern Ireland. If you have sight and hearing loss, we can support you to continue your life beyond deafblindness, helping you to be more confident, socially active and independent.

www.deafblind.org.uk/about-us/deafblind-ni/

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Register your interest

Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.

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