Make Pamela Smile and visit for for a chat over a cuppa Location: Sutton Coldfield Closing Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019 Make a difference today! 96 year old Pamela's waiting for a volunteer to cheer up her week - could you be the one? Our member Pamela, who's a wonderful age of 96, lives with her Daughter, her dog and cat. Her life has been a busy one, with being 1 of many children shes always been a strength to her family. However due to loosing her sight completely 12 months ago she is finding getting out and about really difficult, her mobility isn't what it used to be and generally only has her Daughter for company. Ideally Pamela is looking for a chatty and friendly volunteer to pop to hers once a week and have a good natter over a cuppa, she would love just to spark up a conversation with someone else, find out about you more and just enjoy each others company. Pamela used to love to knit, but due to her sight loss is unable to take part any longer although she still loves to go just for a natter! Shes had many interests over the years including crafts, arts and painting and wallpapering! Could you spare an hour a week to brighten up Pamela's life? Apply today 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 Interested? 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 01733 358100.