Volunteer Services

Thank you for visiting our volunteering page.

We rely on our amazing volunteers to be able to deliver life enhancing services. Their dedication supports everything we do at VisionPK – from helping with social clubs and outings, to driving, fundraising and administration.

We are always looking for new volunteers to get involved. Where appropriate we provide training to enable you to better support sensory impaired people.

If you feel you could fill one of the roles listed in our volunteer opportunities section below, please get in touch. Alternatively, if you have other skills not mentioned here but which you feel might be of benefit to our clients, do let us know, as you may well have a skill/talent that we don’t yet know we need!

In recognition of our good practice in supporting volunteers we achieved the Volunteer Friendly Award in 2013.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in touch with our Volunteer Services Manager on 01738 626969 or by email on bev.pettle@visionpk.org.uk.

Volunteering Opportunities

Drivers.

Many of our visually impaired clients like to take part in activities/social events here at VisionPK or at other local venues. They often need transporting to/from these activities, so we are continually looking for more volunteer drivers. Are you a friendly car owner with a bit of free time during the day on weekdays? And would you be willing to help transport visually impaired people within Perth & Kinross? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

You can view the role description here VPK Volunteer Driver

Gardeners.

We have a pretty sensory garden at our premises in the centre of Perth, which would really benefit from more regular volunteer input. Some of our visually impaired clients are keen to get involved in the garden, but would need support in order to do this. If you enjoy gardening and think you could help, we’d love to hear from you.

You can view the role description here VPK Volunteer Garden Group helper

Social club helpers.

With regular weekly and monthly social activities for our visually impaired clients we are always on the lookout for friendly volunteers to help with these groups. This can range from welcoming and escorting elderly clients to their seats, to making and serving refreshments or helping to suggest/run activities.

You can view the role description here VPK Volunteer Group Assistant Role

Befrienders

We have quite a number of elderly clients who are rather isolated because of their sight problems or mobility. Befrienders are always needed to visit clients, have a chat and generally help bring a change in what can be a long, lonely day. Some clients like going out for a while, some just want to have a chat and a cup of tea in their home. The client and the befriender work this out together, as well as the length and frequency of visits.

You can view the role description here VPK Volunteer Befriender

Sometimes we have a client who requests help with a specific activity. Currently we are looking for:

  • Someone to go out metal detecting with a client in Scone
  • Someone to take an elderly Dunning-based client to the shops in Perth occasionally.