Volunteer Visitor

Somerset Sight

Name: Volunteer Visitor
Organisation: Somerset Sight
Location: Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1DG

Description

Why not join our team of volunteers, who help people to remain independent and
overcome the loneliness and isolation associated with sight loss.
Volunteers look forward to these visits as much as the person with the visual impairment and often forge lasting friendships.
All volunteers are well trained and supported and reasonable out of pocket expenses are paid.

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Organisation Description

We know that life doesn't stop just because your sight has been affected. Our aim is to provide services, training and leisure activities that will help maintain independence and improve the quality of life of anyone who is affected by sight loss Working In Partnership We have always valued our links with other organisations and have a good working relationship with Somerset County Council who contribute towards to cost of running our Visiting service as well as for other services. We have good links with other sight loss organisations including RNIB, Action for Blind People and Guide Dogs for the Blind. As an independent local charity we are members of Visionary - linking local sight loss charities.


When

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Disability

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Expenses paid
18+
Training provided.
Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
Own vehicle or access to a vehicle
Listening
Talking to others


Benefits

Volunteers need to have good communication skills, be a team worker, be able to work on own initiative, be sensitive and have an awareness of disability issues. Volunteers need to be able to drive.
Some administration is required for reporting visits monthly.
Listening
Talking to others

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

NA