Volunteers

One of the biggest problems with sight loss can be it leading to loneliness and isolation. A volunteer can make a huge practical difference to your life, as well as bring happiness.

Volunteer with one of our members.

We can match you to your own personal volunteer who will pay you regular visits and help you with some of the practical day-to-day things that are difficult for people with sight loss. They also provide companionship, which can be just as important.

Volunteer visitors build friendships and trust while providing ongoing, practical support, so your community support worker will get to know you first, making sure to match you with a volunteer you’ll really get on with. Some of our matches have evolved into friendships which have lasted for over 30 years!

Joan said how comforting it was to have someone as reliable as Brenda, and how she looks forward to seeing her. ‘Brenda usually rings me before she comes over, to see if there is anything I need as I am so isolated in my village’ – Joan

Get in touch 

If you are experiencing sight loss and would like to talk to us about finding a volunteer, we’d really like to hear from you.  You can phone us on 01202 712865 or visit us in our centre in Poole.

Find out how to get in touch

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