Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

Charity registered in Scotland SC017167

Sight Scotland provides specialist care, education, and support that empowers people affected by sight loss in Scotland, and their families and carers.

Sight Scotland Veterans works across Scotland to support visually impaired ex-servicemen and women.

Current opportunity

We’re looking for friendly volunteers with good interpersonal skills to support people who use our services. As a befriender, you will meet a wide range of people, all living with sight loss living in our community and experiencing isolation. This could involve meeting the client for a cup of tea and a chat or accompanying them to an activity (such as a trip to a cafe or the theatre). In some cases, you may accompany the person to the occasional hospital or doctor's appointment. There will likely be some volunteering from your own home involved, checking in with clients by telephone. You will help us to improve the quality of life of people using our services and play a vital role in easing isolation. COVID SAFETY: We take every precaution to ensure no one, including our volunteers and services users, is exposed to potential COVID infection. We will explain this as part of volunteer training, but we welcome any questions about this in advance of or during your application to join us. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this.