Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey


About the role


Our volunteers are an essential part of our organisation, enabling us to provide a wide range of services to clients. By helping as a volunteer driver you are developing your communication and interpersonal skills and being aware of the importance of time keeping. Your role enables those with a visual impairment or hard of hearing to access to our Resource Centre where they can find devices to help them at home or allow them to attend classes we run to support their independence and reduce their sense of loneliness and social isolation.



Time Commitment


This role would suit someone wanting to volunteer on an ad hoc basis as the needs of our clients can fluctuate. Timings will vary but will be predominantly daytime with the occasional evenings required to help some of our Trustees attend Board Meetings.





Do you have a clean driving licence, a few hours to spare on an ad hoc basis and the desire to help those with a visual impairment or hard of hearing access Sight for Surrey’s services?

We are looking for someone reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills to transport clients unable to attend our Resource Centre or classes without the aid of a driver. 

We are currently looking for volunteers in the following particular areas - Cranleigh, Farnham, Hindhead and Lingfield


All volunteers are required to have training appropriate to the role, these can include safeguarding, lone working and how to safely guide someone with a visual impairment.




Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey will reimburse travel expenses. For car users we pay 45 pence a mile for the journeys you undertake on behalf of the organisation. For those using public transport we would require tickets or proof of payment. We also hold regular social events and an annual awards evening which allows our volunteers to meet each other.



You may be asked from time to time if you are able to support other volunteer roles including one to one support with vulnerable adults. Please be aware that volunteers are required to have an enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and join the DBS Update Service to ensure that regular checks can be undertaken during your volunteering service. Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey would apply for this on your behalf at no cost to yourself.




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Mission Statement

Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey is an inclusive organisation dedicated to enabling and empowering people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted and deafblind. We champion independence, where people thrive in their communities and achieve their aspirations.