Befriending Volunteers Required!
· Do you have 1-2 hours a week to spare?
· Would you enjoy visiting people for a chat?
· Are you a good communicator?
· Would you like to make a difference to a visually impaired person’s life?
There are people in your community who have sight loss and may feel socially isolated, could you help them?
You can support them by helping them with reading, shopping, going for a walk and socialising.
So go on, do something amazing! You’ll be surprised at the rewards.
Contact us now and become a volunteer today!
About Sight Support Derbyshire
Our Befriending Service is offered to visually impaired people who are over 50 and live in Derbyshire. Many of these people live alone, are unable to leave the house easily and are often experiencing difficulties with daily living because of their sight loss. They can become socially isolated and feel very lonely. Our befriending volunteers help to provide a valuable and much needed service to help these people.
As a Befriender you will visit your befriendee on a regular basis at a mutually convenient time. Having a ‘regular someone’ to talk to can really help people to feel connected, increase their confidence and know that there are people out there who care. Home visits can include a cup of tea and chat and to help with small tasks the befriendee may be unable to do due to their visual impairment. It is usually once a week but is a flexible arrangement. You may play a board or card game, chat about hobbies and interests or just sit and share news and family experiences. You could also take your befriendee out, perhaps to a local café or garden centre, or to enjoy a walk in your local area.