Becoming a volunteer provides a great opportunity to meet people in your area, make friends, have fun and make a real difference for blind or vision impaired persons.
All our volunteers are ordinary people, from all backgrounds and of all ages. They are carefully selected, provide references, have a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check and are given training. They can help in many different ways.
Eye Clinic volunteers approach patients and their carers at Eye Clinics in Skegness, Scunthorpe and Lincoln to distribute information on the services we provide and refer patients to one of our Sight Impairment Officers if appropriate.
This service helps our clients maintain as much independence as possible. To help them do so, volunteers visit them in their own home to provide practical help and emotional support, providing friendship to those who might otherwise be isolated.
Practical tasks they may help with include getting out and about, reading and correspondence, hobbies and interests and companionship and conversation.
Volunteers record articles from the weekly local paper for our blind and visually impaired clients, giving them the independent means of keeping in touch with what’s going on in the local community.
The talking newspaper contains local news items from the Skegness Standard and the Louth Leader and includes features of general interest including local news and events. Volunteer roles include readers, technicians, copiers, dispatchers and unpackers.
Volunteers may organise, run, or attend local fundraising events such as store collections, coffee mornings, local shows, galas and fetes and local community events.
They not only collect funds, but generally raise awareness of Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society in order to help make a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people. No experience is necessary, but a friendly, approachable nature is essential.
How to become a volunteer
We are always looking for new volunteers in the Lincolnshire area. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at our office in Louth on 01507 605604.