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Tele-Friends Volunteer

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Introduction to the Role

This role involves regular tele-contact with visually impaired people who may be experiencing social isolation. It establishes regular communication, offers friendship, and helps to diminish feelings of loneliness.

Skills required:

This role is suited to people are friendly, talkative, patient and caring, who enjoy chatting over the telephone. Good communication, commitment to the role and a clear speaking voice are important.  

Time Involved:

The role requires 2 to 4 hours commitment on a weekly or monthly basis.

Where the role is based:

In the office at SRSB’s Mappin Street Centre in Sheffield, or in the office at RSS's Ship Hill Centre in Rotherham.

You can read what our volunteers get out of different roles on our Volunteer Testimonials page. 


Register your interest via our online enquiry form


PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications due to the COVID-19 situation, as our centres are closed. When restrictions are lifted we would be very pleased to hear from you.

In the meantime, if you would like us to contact you when our centres reopen, you can email us here: and we will keep your name on record.  

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