Why volunteer?

Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do to support and empower people who are vision impaired, Deaf, hard of hearing or Deafblind to live independent and full lives. Becoming a Sight for Surrey volunteer can be a rewarding way to reach out to people in your community and unlock your own potential.

Volunteering is rewarding

If you speak to people who already volunteer they will tell you they do it because they love it. And that’s what we hope you will say if you volunteer for us too!

Michael volunteers as a befriender.

“My role is very rewarding – people are so pleased to receive a call. Sometimes they just want someone to listen to them, sometimes we have a chat, but we nearly always end up having a laugh.”

Have a look at one of the volunteering job profiles below to find out more about the fantastic range of opportunities available. Each role has varying amounts of time and input required. We are sure there will be something to suit you.

Home Visitor

Telephone Befriender

Volunteer Driver

Technology Volunteer

Sight for Surrey offers training, support and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses to our volunteers. All our volunteers are DBS checked and references are taken.

Finally, we hold regular catch up meetings across the county, produce the inVOLve newsletter and hold an annual awards ceremony. Also, we are always eager for ideas and feedback on how we can improve our support for volunteers. So, let us know if you have any thoughts or comments.

What next?

So, if you are interested in finding out more about these fulfilling roles and would like an informal chat to discuss the volunteering opportunities, please contact Sight for Surrey’s Helpdesk on 01372 377701 or email volunteering@sightforsurrey.org.uk.