Somerset Sight supports people in Somerset who are blind or partially sighted through regular visits by local volunteers, many people are housebound and have no family to visit them. We welcome volunteers of any age into our befriending service – you need no particular qualities, just the desire to help someone who needs a friend and a willingness to visit someone regularly.
Often just a chat over a cup of tea and some help with the post can make a huge difference to the quality of someone’s life. Some volunteers take their people shopping or even on walks into the countryside. With Christmas just around the corner having a regular volunteer visiting could be the best Christmas present for someone who is sight impaired and feeling lonely and isolated as a result of this.
If you can spare a couple of hours per week or fortnight and would like to help someone in your local area please contact me on 01643 708382 for an informal chat.
Helping someone can be hugely rewarding, many of my volunteers say they enjoy visiting as much as the person they visit enjoys their company. Volunteer’s hours are flexible and we do of course pay all reasonable expenses that our volunteers incur.
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in helping please do pick up the telephone and call us!