Seescape

Charity registered in Scotland SC001354

To provide services and resources to assist its clients in developing independence in the areas of travel, communication and living skills.
To provide information about services available to visually impaired people in such a way as to enable such individuals to make informed choices.
To increase public knowledge and awareness of visual impaired people and associated issues through the provision of training, education and advice.


Current opportunities

FSB has a rich history of providing pioneering services and has been at the forefront of supporting people with sight impairment for over 150 years. If you're a real people person and can strike up a conversation with anyone in your local community, our Collection Can Coordinator role could be the one for you! Fife Society for the Blind need your help to raise awareness and increase income by placing collection cans in your local area by:- Approaching companies, groups and supporters to have a can, placing and servicing collection cans, Counting and banking money, informing FSB admin team on a weekly basis of all cans placed and monies collected.

Are you looking to try something new, perhaps volunteer for an hour each week or fortnight? We could have the opportunity for you to make a real difference to the life of someone with sight loss. The role will involve supporting individuals affected by sight loss across Fife, (volunteers are particularly needed in North Queensferry, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Dunfermline and Dalgety Bay). This service helps clients work towards personal goals, increasing confidence, giving them the opportunity to learn something new or reconnect with interests either at their home or in the community. Volunteers help by offering conversation and social companionship, trips out, walks, visiting cafes etc. seescape has been serving the people of Fife for over 150 years. They are the leading provider of support, advice and training for people living in Fife with a sight impairment. For more information visit them at seescape.org.uk (they're also on Facebook and Twitter).

Group volunteers are essential in supporting groups of people with sight loss at seesacpe. seescape has a number of social groups throughout Fife to support people who are registered with a sight impairment who meet for 2 hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis. During COVID-19 these groups are not meeting up face to face, however, we always value hearing from volunteers to support the smooth running of groups and once they can begin meeting again. Depending on your ability and experience some of the tasks may include escorting clients in the venue, helping serve refreshments, assisting with activity planning and delivery, admin and accompanying clients to occasional outings.

Around two thirds of sight impaired people have experienced loneliness because of their sight loss. seescape, have adapted their services in response to COVID-19, so people are still supported. Volunteer telephone befrienders have received training and are now contacting seescape clients on a regular basis to have a conversation, get to know them and offer moral support. This is so important and helps to prevent loneliness and isolation, which can lead to other health issues including mental health problems. However, there are still people waiting or a telephone befriender, so we require new volunteers who can offer a small amount of their time each week to call clients.