RNIB Befriender - Edinburgh and the Lothians
Are you friendly, patient and able to build a good rapport with people? We are looking for volunteers to visit blind and partially sighted people in their homes. You will help with small tasks such as reading correspondence and spend time with them on a regular basis so they feel less isolated and retain their independence.
What Will You Be Doing?
Visit people in their home; Having a chat and providing company; Read mail, magazines, etc.; Assisting with personal correspondence
When will You be needed?
Edinburgh and the Lothians
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
A caring and friendly nature; Good Communication skills; Good listening skills; Organised, friendly and enthusiastic; Reliable
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to give something back; Working with a variety of people; New experiences and skills
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Expenses; Supervision and help from your Manager