Brighton and Hove Volunteer SearchDetails of Opportunity

Befriending volunteer with East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People

Portslade South

About this volunteering opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer to accompany a Blind Portslade gentleman to the shops once a week. Because of his sight loss he finds getting out and about difficult and needs someone to help by guiding him to the local shop. Shopping is difficult for him and he needs help identifying items, weights and prices. The volunteer will not be expected to carry heavy bags. Full guide training will be given to volunteer.

About this organisation

ESAB is the local society that provides advice, information, and support to local sight impaired people. We offer training courses to develop skills and increase confidence, Social activities, aids and equipment service and a home visiting service in the Brighton & Hove area

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

Vision Awareness training and the on-going support of the local Co-Ordinator

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

Minimum age 18, good communication skills, reliable, flexible and friendly disposition

The contact person for this opportunity is Sue Fever, 01323 832252

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday



  • older people
  • disabled people
  • befriending
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