Local charity’s call-out for volunteers to help combat isolation for people with sight loss

by | 11 March 2023 | Local Charity, Rotherham

Would you like to do something amazing to help people living with sight loss who may be isolated? Local charities Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and Rotherham Sight Sound (RSS) need volunteers to support some of their services for over 6,000 people locally.

Take a moment to think what it would be like to be given a diagnosis that your sight loss cannot be treated, and imagine how your life would change: not being able to drive, and learning how to use public transport with low vision or blindness. If you are elderly, you may have other mobility challenges. It can potentially affect your hobbies, your social life, your confidence and your independence.

SRSB and RSS are there to guide people through the initial impact of sight loss on their lives, offering practical solutions and providing ongoing support as needed, offering a route to independence.
They are actively looking for volunteers in various roles to support their clients, including:

My Guide Sighted Guiding
To build confidence and independence in the community and achieve personal goals.

This service is delivered 1-1, helping to combat loneliness and feelings of isolation.

Tele Friends
This involves regular tele-contact to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Store Collection Volunteers
It only takes a couple of hours of your time on dates to suit you.

Volunteering is great for your wellbeing, making friends and gaining confidence and skills.
If you would like to help, please contact Andrea on 0114 272 2757 or volunteers@srsb.org.uk.