Volunteer Visiting

Our Volunteer Visiting Service, established in the 1990s, provides one to one support for people with sight loss in their own homes or care homes throughout Somerset.


Volunteer Visitors visit a person on a regular basis, usually weekly or fortnightly and help with a variety of things such as

  • Company and friendship
  • Reading and correspondence
  • Making and accessing appointments
  • Going out for a drive and a cup of tea
  • Assisting with shopping

The recruitment process for volunteers for this service includes taking up references, a one day training course and a DBS check.  Somerset Sight reimburses all reasonable expenses incurred whilst volunteering.

In May 2018 we celebrated 20 years of this wonderful service with gatherings around the county and a special Afternoon Tea Party at Wells Town Hall to celebrate this marvellous milestone. 



If you would like to access this service please contact us on 01823 333818 or email admin@somersetsight.org.uk