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Somerset Sight is looking for local volunteers

Somerset sight volunteer recruitment poster

Somerset Sight is recruiting volunteers to befriend visually impaired people on a regular basis.
Would you like to help someone in your local area?
They would like you to join their team of volunteers, who help people to remain independent and overcome loneliness and isolation.
Enjoy a free day out when taking your Service User out.
All reasonable and out of pocket expenses are paid.
For more information please contact Somerset Sight on 01823 333818 or email

Somerset Sight is a local charity that has been supporting sight impaired people across Somerset for over a hundred years and in 2019 we proudly won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

One of the services they offer is the Volunteer Visiting Service, whereby volunteers are matched locally with a sight impaired person for regular visits for company and support and to alleviate their loneliness and isolation. 

Volunteer visitors help with a variety of tasks such as reading, correspondence, or making appointments, going out for a drive or just a cup of tea and a chat.  Many volunteers get great satisfaction and enjoyment from their voluntary work, many friendships are formed and the people they support very much look forward to their visits, some telling them that it is the highlight of their week.  Full training is provided and we cover all reasonable expenses.

They say “We currently have a number of visually impaired people in all areas who would welcome a volunteer visitor, but they are on a waiting list as we don’t have enough volunteers to match them with.”

Further information is available on Somerset Sight’s website.

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