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We offer a wide range of volunteer roles to suit individual interests and skills.

You’ll find some examples of roles below, or if you have different skills to offer, we’d love to talk to you about how you can help in a new role.

SocialEyes Volunteer Befrienders

Our SocialEyes Volunteer Befrienders provide support to people with sight loss to enable them to enjoy social and leisure activities.

Now that COVID 19 restrictions have been lifted, many people are getting back to a more normal way of life with activities resuming and the return of sports, theatre and local events. However many of our clients with sight loss or visual impairment are still feeling lonely and isolated and anxious about resuming social contact.  We urgently need volunteer befrienders to support our clients across Worcestershire – we provide sight loss awareness training over zoom and also in person.  Some people prefer a weekly telephone call and others would like a regular visitor or to go out locally, see below for our current befriending opportunities in your local area.

If you could you offer just an hour a week/fortnight to support one of our clients please contact Jackie Murrall on 07507 830546 or E: j.murrall@sightconcern.co.uk for an informal chat about these and other opportunities in your local area.

Worcester and surrounding areas and villages.

A lady in her 70s would appreciate occasionally going out for a walk, to a café or maybe to a garden centre

A lady in her 80’s who lives alone and is interested in the environment, gardening butterflies and birds would like a regular visitor

A very sociable lady in her 80s has recently moved into residential care and would welcome visits from a volunteer

A lady in her 90s who uses a wheelchair would like to get out occasionally and maybe go to a cafe

An independent lady in her 90s needs help to read her post as her family don’t live nearby

Malvern area.

A lady in her late 60’s would like visits and occasional outings, maybe even to include a theatre trip.

A lady in her 90’s is finding paperwork very hard to manage due to her sight impairment.

An older lady looking for a befriender is a keen artist, loves gardens and enjoys knitting, sewing and crosswords.

A lady who loves gardening and used to have her own farm would love regular visits for companionship

Evesham, Pershore and surrounding areas

A 90-year-old man who lives alone in Evesham with no family nearby would love a weekly visit. He can no longer get out and finds the days very long without any company. He has a great sense of humour and lots of good stories to tell.

A man in his early 60’s lives alone in Evesham. He would like to be able to get out more locally with a volunteer’s support.

A lady in her 60’swould appreciate volunteer support in sighted guiding to enable her to get back to regular walks in the Evesham area.

A man in his early 80’s has always enjoyed walking and hiking but wasn’t able to continue during the pandemic. He would like to regain his fitness with regular countryside walks around Evesham.

A man in his 80’s lives near Pershore and would like to get out more with the support of a befriender.

A lady in her 80’s in Evesham is very lonely and would appreciate a visiting befriender – she is only able to go out when supported to use her scooter.

A lady in her early 80’s lives alone in Pershore and would love to get out more in her local area with support from a volunteer.

Redditch

A man in his 90’s who lives in Redditch is a great lover of being outdoors and used to enjoy walking – he would enjoy visits from a befriender.

A man in his 80’s from Redditch would like regular social visits from a volunteer

A very sociable lady in her 80’s would like a volunteer to accompany her to go swimming weekly at the Abbey Stadium Redditch. She uses a walking stick and would need to be guided whilst walking.

Droitwich

A 50 year old lady would love a befriender to visit for a chat and also to support her to go out and about locally

Wyre Forest

A man in his 70s from Kidderminster would like a volunteer befriender to go out for a walk and a coffee

 

Read more about our Volunteer Befrienders and what we are looking for by clicking the button below.

 

Malvern Talking Newspaper

Deputy News Editor

The Malvern Talking News needs a Deputy to support the News Editor and occasionally cover the role eg during holidays. Using the online editions of the Malvern Gazette and Ledbury Reporter the News Editor selects local stories to send out to the MTN volunteer team (by email) for recording. This ideally takes place on a Thursday afternoon so the volunteer recorders can prepare and send their audio file at the weekend.

Volunteer Recorders

  • Read out news articles to be recorded for distribution to people with sight loss
  • Use your Smart Phone or Laptop to record from your own home
  • Be part of a growing team with regular Zoom support session

 

 

Event/Activity Support

Volunteering opportunities

Speakers

People with sight loss give presentations to organisations and groups, talk about the impact Sight Concern has had on their lives and the lives of others, and raise awareness across the County

Speaker Assistants

  • Take our speaker representatives to events at venues around the county (this will usually require driving)
  • Assist the speaker when finding their way around the venue and locating facilities and key people
  • Help the speaker set up and take down any equipment required for the presentation

We welcome volunteers of all skills and abilities. You will be given relevant training for every role and will only be expected to undertake activities with which you feel comfortable. A current DBS certificate will be required for certain roles.

To talk about any of the roles listed above, please call us on 07507 830 546 to speak to Volunteer Coordinator, Jackie Murrall. You can also contact Jackie  by email on j.murrall@sightconcern.co.uk . We’d love you to join us!

 

 

 

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Volunteer Cream Tea Event

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