If you have some spare time and would like to help someone with blindness or low vision, we’d love to hear from you. Through home visits to clients to read, assist with correspondence, take a short walk or just chat; you can build a friendship whilst making a real difference in someone’s life. Full training will be given and ongoing support.

Volunteers help by:

• Befriending 
• Reading
• Helping with correspondence
• Escorting to the shops or for short walks
• Accompanying at sport and leisure activities
• Driving to appointments and/or social outings
• IT support

What are we looking for?

• Reliability
• Empathy
• Caring nature

Practical Considerations

Volunteers will be matched with one of our clients who is visually impaired and will usually meet in the client's home. The arrangement will be geographically convenient for the volunteer and based on their available time and the way in which they would most like to help.

Recruitment method:

Informal discussion
Application form
References
DBS check

Training covers sighted guiding and the issues and challenges facing our clients
Ongoing support and insurance cover
Equal Opportunities policy in place
Expenses

If you would like to talk through this volunteering opportunity, please contact our volunteer team leader Joy Hallifax on 01223 420033 ext. 28 or [email protected]

 

"Volunteering with Cam Sight gives my week purpose. Knowing I've helped someone achieve something that they couldn't otherwise do gives me a buzz and the smiles I get in response are priceless. It is special to be loved but that's nothing without the feelings of being needed and being useful. Volunteering for Cam Sight is a privilege. Clients trust us and let us into their world, if we can help in return then we can brighten their day and help them negotiate it. Nothing is more worthwhile."