Volunteer Home Befriender Newtownabbey area

Deafblind UK

Jim who live alone in the Newtownabbey area and would like a volunteer to visit him for a sing song and listen to some music great. Jim also enjoys books and reading and would like to maybe pop out with a volunteer, visit somewhere for a cuppa and chat.

Role Description


Jim loves Music and would like to share his interest with you

Jim is a happy and easy going 80 year old gentleman, who has a real passion for music in particular the old time songs from the 1940's and 1950's era. He would like nothing more than a good sing song with a volunteer who could share his passion. 

Jim lives alone and would like a volunteer for 2 to 3 hours a week, the most convenient times are Tuesday afternoons or Saturday/ Sundays evenings. Other than sitting in listening to music Jim also enjoys books and reading and would like to maybe pop out with a volunteer, visit somewhere for a cuppa and have a really good chat. Jim is slow walker and would need guiding assistance. 

Are you a music fan? Could you help Jim and be that someone to have a sing song with? If yes then please 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


Then we want to hear from you...

Please click on the link to advert and complete the short application form, alternatively to find out more you can contact our Volunteer Recruiter on 01733 358100.


Closing Date

Sunday / 30 June 2019 10:00am

Contact Details

Deafblind UK
John & Lucille van Geest Place, Cygnet road
United Kingdom