31 - Befrienders/Drivers
When We Need You
From 07/06/2007 onwards
Volunteer befrienders and car drivers can make an impact and a difference to people who are partially-sighted and blind. Volunteers are required to give up an hour or two on a weekly or fortnightly basis to visit clients for a chat and social contact. Time is agreed by both client and volunteer. Volunteers can also act as mail readers and assist with correspondence etc. They can also take clients shopping, outings in the car etc, trips to the theatre/cinema. Each case is dealt with differently & arrangements are decided on a mutual basis.
About Fife Society For The Blind
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.
Skills & Experience
A caring compassionate attitude, good communication skills, clean driving licence, own car preferable although volunteers who do not drive can be matched to someone near good public transport links if possible.
Volunteers are usually matched up to someone who resides in their locality if possible. Volunteers are paid out of pocket expenses i.e. coffee/tea receipt, petrol expenses at 35p per mile.
No maximum age No gender restriction
Application Form, Informal Chat, Interview, Other, Police Check, References
Driving / escorting
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
69 - 73 Crossgate
Contact: Volunteer Centre Fife
Tel: 01334 659134
Currently no events available