Volunteer befrienders

Losing your vision or living with no vision can be frustrating, leaving some people lonely or withdrawn. Many people can become socially and emotionally isolated. CamSight’s befriending service gives you the chance to regularly meet with a volunteer who can help you to enjoy a favourite activity, read your post, or just have a coffee and a chat.

We do our upmost to match you with a volunteer who we think you will get on well with and who will visit you on a regular basis. Meeting with a befriender can make a real difference and lead to a lifelong friendship.

All our volunteers are trained in visual awareness and sighted guiding, and have been through our recruitment process and security checks.

“Arthur made a huge difference in my life - his sense of humour and wisdom were a great comfort, living so far from home.” - Befriender member

Volunteer phone befrienders

Volunteer befrienders maintain regular contact with people over the phone, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. Our befrienders make regular calls and enjoy talking about lots of different things from TV programmes to the weather; you choose what you would like to talk about.

If you are interested in receiving a call from a befriender, please email us or phone 01223 420033  

My Guide

CamSight works in partnership with Guide Dogs to deliver the My Guide service. My Guide helps people with blindness and low vision gain confidence by providing a sighted guide to help them get out and about and do the things they want to do.

Getting out and about:

With My Guide, we carefully select a trained volunteer or a friend or family member to support you to work towards the mobility goals you want to achieve. These could be activities such as improving fitness, learning familiar routes or gaining confidence on public transport.

The My Guide Service is intended to provide increased mobility for visually impaired people who are over the age of 18.

For more information about My Guide email us or phone 01223 420033