Three years ago I found I was doing the same things every day of the week, nothing changed, then I was visiting Louth hospital and whilst waiting to be ‘seen’ I looked at a notice board and found a leaflet asking for volunteers with Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society, I rang the number and was told there was a reading group to start soon, after an interview I was asked if I would be prepared to assist in leading a Reading Group in Louth and one in Mablethorpe with other volunteers.
Volunteering with Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society is informative about how to help sight impaired, very helpful in teaching the best and correct ways to do this and it is very enjoyable. I have attended several courses which have helped me to understand and assist sight impaired people. The most recent course being ‘Sighted Guiding’ which taught the best and most appropriate ways for a sighted person to assist someone sight impaired.
In addition to this there is the Befriending Scheme and the Talking Newspaper. We started a New Friendship Group in Mablethorpe every third Monday in the Month it is becoming popular and being enjoyed by everyone who attends
If you feel you would like to do something different, meet people and have a few hours to spare each month do what I did become a volunteer for Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society.
I am sure you will enjoy it.