Type of opportunity

Befriending, social activity
Opportunity -12084

Are you a good listener? Do you enjoy a good chat?

We need Telephone Befrienders to call isolated blind and partially sighted people once a week, giving them the opportunity to have a friendly chat with someone who is prepared to listen and be supportive. You will contribute to the conversation to ensure the participant feels comfortable and the conversation runs smoothly. This opportunity is available to people living in Wales as local knowledge is required.

Region

South West

Where based?

Home Based

Additional location information

Home based due to Covid-19

What you will be doing?

Having a chat and providing company
Listening to the clients conversation Making appropriate contributions Creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and encouraging the client to feel comfortable taking part Communicating with your volunteer manager including reporting any issues

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Effective listening skills
  • Friendly, helpful and understanding
  • Good communication skills

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • New experiences and skills
  • Work with people with sight loss

What support will be given?

  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate

When will you be needed?

Flexible

How often will I be needed?

2 hours
Per Week

Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check

Apply now or register your interest to find out more.