Description

To provide regular friendly conversation and companionship for an older, socially isolated person on an ongoing basis.
The activities and responsibilities will vary according to the needs of the visually impaired person. Some people require help with reading and writing letters. Others may want to go out for a walk, but can only do so with a sighted guide. Some people like the chance to go shopping, while others just want to sit and chat over a cup of tea.
While the Coronavirus is an ongoing threat, befriending will be limited to telephone contact. Friendly chats can be a lifeline at this time. We would hope that this initial telephone contact might later lead to befriending in person.

Location

We have clients all over the Perth & Kinross area.

Hours

Flexible

Requirements

  • Warm, friendly and patient approach
  • Able to put people at ease
  • Flexible and committed
  • Adherence to the policies and procedures of VisionPK
  • Minimum age: 16

Support

  • Expenses paid
  • Training provided

For more information, a friendly discussion, or to apply for this position, please contact: Bev Pettle, Volunteer Services Manager, on 01738 626969 or email bev.pettle@visionpk.org.uk.