Blindaid is currently looking for volunteers who would like to make phone calls to isolated, visually impaired Londoners as part of their phone befriending service. If you would like to help, please contact Elaine, our volunteer coordinator on:
0207 403 6184 or by email at email@example.com
Croydon Vision would welcome volunteers who would like to be a telephone befriender, making calls to local people.
To enquire about the above opportunities call Croydon Vision on 020 8688 2486
QCCA (Queen's Crescent Community Association)
QCCA is looking for volunteers who have a current DBS. Volunteering roles include food parcel delivery, food bank, telephone befriending and medicine pick up & drop off. To volunteer please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwark Pensioners Centre
Southwark Pensioners Centre are looking for telephone befrienders to reach out to the older people in their community.
To enquire about the opportunities above call Southwark Pensioners on 0207 708 4556.
Time and Talents
Time and Talents welcome further volunteers, primarily to support their telephone befriending services.
To enquire about the opportunities above call Time and Talents on 020 7231 7845.
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers for visual assistance through a live video call. A blind or a low-vision user may need help with anything from checking expiry dates, distinguishing colors, reading instructions or navigating new surroundings. Install the app and create an account to start receiving calls.
Time to Spare / Furlough Go
Furlough Go has been set up to enable charities and community groups to connect with furloughed staff as volunteers. They are working with the voluntary and community sector, as well as adult social care, public health and the NHS to mobilise and direct volunteers to the places where there is the greatest need and the people who are struggling at this time.
SeeAbility is seeking volunteers to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, having a telephone chat or even a video call with someone to help with homework or a hobby.
To enquire about the opportunities above email either Ivy Button - email@example.com or Bay Rees - firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will then be contacted as the need arises.