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Support Group Volunteer (Deafblind NI Causeway Support Group)
Location Coleraine
Description To provide support to a deafblind group enabling the deafblind people present to widen their social networks and friendships. This role can include preparation of drinks, communication support, guiding, group and one to one conversations and assisting with equipment that's assists deafblind people such as portable hearing aid loops. Reducing deafblind people's isolation, and improving their quality of life. Duties: To support group members enabling and encouraging them to engage in the activities of the group. To assist in basic communication and guiding support as needed with deafblind individuals to enable all group members to be fully involved in the group's activities. To support the development of new activities within the group. To promote involvement in presentations, and other activities offered to the group from various organisations. Where appropriate to assist with the preparation and distribution of refreshments within the group. To provide regular updates of your volunteering activity to your volunteer co-ordinator. To provide a regular commitment of time and provide as much notice of any absence as possible. Personal Specification Willing to learn communication and guiding techniques to meet the needs of the deafblind person/people (full training will be provided). Willing to participate in all activities within the group, supporting and enabling deafblind people to participate, including preparation and distribution of refreshments. To adhere to the requirements of Deafblind UK's volunteer policies and procedures including the Code of Conduct as outlined in the Volunteer Handbook.
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