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Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK

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We support people who have combined sight and hearing loss which affects their access to information, mobility and communication. We help them to live with their condition and to build their ...

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Wellbeing Caller

Wellbeing Caller

Organisation role · 2 hrs/Week
From home
Social contactBefriending
Older peopleWellbeingHealth
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Deafblind UK
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Summary

Our Wellbeing service plays a huge role in supporting our members with sight and hearing loss. Join our team of amazing volunteers and help us reach out!

Detailed description

Keeping in regular contact with our members to check on their wellbeing is one of our key services.


Our Wellbeing Volunteers contact a range of different members every week to make a friendly 'check in' call and have a chat. During these calls, you'll provide the opportunity for our members to talk, offer friendly support and make them aware of the Deafblind UK services available to them.


Whatever the conversation you’ll be making a positive difference!


This is a home based role so you don't need to be 'local' and you don’t need experience to become one of our Wellbeing Volunteers. The majority of our members communicate with clear speech so no specialised skills or knowledge is required. You just need to be comfortable chatting over the phone and be able to commit to a regular weekly time slot to make calls to our members. Some knowledge or experience of sight and or hearing loss would be an advantage in this particular role and confidence in speaking with people of all ages and backgrounds. 


We provide full training and ongoing support in this role and ask for a minimum commitment of three months.


We require you to have Wifi and access to a PC, tablet or mobile device. This is to allow you to complete training, have access to the Deafblind UK phone system and to submit online contact logs.


Volunteering with our charity is special because you get to hear first-hand the difference you make to people’s lives. Click on 'apply' and make a difference today!

What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Deafblind UK

We support people who have combined sight and hearing loss which affects their access to information, mobility and communication. We help them to live with their condition and to build their confidence and independence.

Deafblindness affects everyone in different ways. Some people might have mild sight and hearing loss whereas others can’t see or hear anything. It can be isolating and lonely and can lead to mental health issues - but it’s far more common than many people realise. Around 400,000 people are affected by sight and hearing loss in the UK.