Volunteer with us
As a valued volunteer, you could be the only one that a deafblind person speaks to in days; you could be the difference between someone leaving the house that week or not; you could give someone the chance to do something they never thought possible – and what’s more, you don’t need any special experience or skills to do it!
Don't just take our word for it!
Having worked here for many years now I can honestly say that Deafblind UK puts the people we support first and cares for its customers and members. I have learnt many new skills and developed both on a professional and personal basis. Every one at Deafblind UK is friendly and approachable and really makes work enjoyable.
Head office staff
I love being an outreach officer. Every day is different, sometimes I represent Deafblind UK at community meetings with other organisations, other days I am running social groups, hosting information stands at local events or delivering awareness training to other organisations and care homes.
Paula, outreach officer
I want make a difference to someone’s life. I enjoy giving back to people. I may be in their situation one day. I visit Dilwyn every Wednesday for 2-3 hours at a time. We have a coffee together, a little bit of cake and a chat about things. Dilwyn tells me about his life and I talk about what I’ve been up to. It’s nice. We have become good friends, and we know a lot about each other now.
I have learned a lot at the group that I am applying to my own life. It has helped me a great deal to cope with my disability. I really have a heart for people who have lost their sight. Being a volunteer meant that I was in on the ground floor when I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. I have learned to appreciate kindness, and the importance of being kind to myself.
Prefer to talk?
To find out more about working for Deafblind UK, call us on 01733 358100.