Birthday Callers (Volunteer) Location: Peterborough Closing Date: Thursday 20 December 2018 Role Description: Here at Deafblind UK our goal is to assist people with combined sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want. Our members are some of the most isolated and lonely people in society and we want to do all we can to change this. Our team of amazing volunteers make achieving our goal possible. Some of our members can go for days or even weeks at a time without speaking to others and even the smallest act of kindness can help to relieve loneliness and isolation. We are looking to expand our team of volunteers to help with the large number of calls we make to wish our members happy birthday. The role is based within our experienced Community Services team at our Headquarters in Hampton, Peterborough. We offer full training for this role and you don't need any previous experience, simply a kind heart and some spare time. 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 new friendships 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 once a week at our Headquarters in Peterborough, Hampton – usually 1-3 hours 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.