At SeeAbility we specialise in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism, who may also have sight loss, to realise their goals each and every day. We encourage people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society. Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.
The Befriender 'Out and About' Volunteer will play an important role in the lives of the people we support in Guildford, by being a reliable companion to attend activities they enjoy taking part in. These activities might include attending a concert, going to the cinema, going for a walk or out for coffee, visiting gardening centres, going out on shopping trips, etc. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact upon the lives of others. Befriending is a great way to keep active and meet new people. SeeAbility provides training and this can help you to develop new skills.
- To be kind, empathetic and friendly
- To have a good sense of humour and love to chat
- To be punctual and reliable
- To be able to deal with information in line with our data protection and confidentiality procedures
- To be able to assist when necessary with sighted guide/orientation.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?