“It only takes a small amount of time to make a big difference in a person’s life”
People with visual impairments are more likely to experience social isolation and loneliness, which is why our volunteers play a vital role in supporting seescape clients.
Our volunteering roles offer the opportunity to learn new skills, gain new experiences whilst being part of a great team at seescape.
Full training and ongoing support is provided.
Volunteering roles we have available include:
Befrienders come from all walks of life and through regular contact, can help a person with visual impairment remain socially connected and provide a much-needed friendly ear. Befriending is flexible and can be organised to suit your own time and commitments, whether it is done on the telephone or visits in person. We carefully match volunteer befrienders with clients, set out a befriending agreement and continue to support the relationship to make sure everyone has a good experience.
What our befrienders say:
“To be a befriender I think you need to like people, be willing to listen as well as talk, and to be yourself.”
“I picked up a great deal from the training sessions, and even more from the clients I spent time with. We are befrienders, but we also learn a great deal about ourselves.”
“It’s an easy way to make a difference to someone who needs it and can be flexible, even when working.”
Social group volunteer:
Our social groups provide clients with visual impairments an opportunity to meet with each other on a regular basis, in community venues across Fife. Volunteers play an essential role in running the groups, whether it’s organising group activities, serving teas and coffees, and welcoming members into the group. It’s a great way to meet new people and make a real difference in your local community.
“Volunteering is not just about giving time, but is what you gain back,
I made lots of new friends and gained great experiences”
“I enjoy our weekly group meetings and the outings we go on”.
At present we run social groups in Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Cupar, with a new group being formed in Kirkcaldy 2022.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our fundraising. From envelope stuffing to helping at events, we have a range of projects to help us raise much needed funds for our services.
To find out more about volunteering opportunities at seescape, please contact Kirstie Henderson Community Engagement Coordinator at seescape on the details below for an informal chat about what is involved.
Mainline: 01592 644979 / Ext: 2033
DD: 01592 649 883
M: 07946 288712
seescape have achieved the Volunteer Friendly award which demonstrates our commitment to involving volunteers in satisfying and rewarding roles.