Hertfordshire Society for the Blind (HSOB) has been supporting and empowering blind and visually impaired people in Hertfordshire for over 100 years.
They need volunteers to take on a variety of roles. These include:
Home Visiting and Befriending, doing things like reading mail, filling forms, talking, listening and generally providing companionship.
Each year HSOB carry out over 2000 home visits to visually impaired people. Volunteers are often the only regular outside contact this person has helping to prevent feelings of isolation.
Manning Sight Information Points and Equipment Exhibitions.
Help with their informal working-age groups meeting to chat, have fun and go on outings.
Going into schools to educate children about living with a visual impairment in a relaxed fun way to engage with pupils and help raise awareness of not just sight loss but other disabilities.
Transportation, they occasionally need drivers for transportation of visually impaired people.
Help with fund raising activities, distribution of leaflets and help in the office to assist with newsletters and admin.
No particular skills are needed but an interest in people and the ability to empathise is useful. A DBS check will be required.
For more details contact the Volunteer Centre
email: [email protected] or call 01727 814644 or 01727 814629