Befriender Volunteer:

Time Commitment: 1 hour a week

Do you want to brighten someone’s day? We are looking for volunteers to visit visually impaired people to provide company and be a friendly face.

Purpose: To visit an individual on a regular basis

Location: Flexible

Supervised by: Volunteer Coordinator


  • Meet with an individual on a regular basis to provide company.
  • Listen and discuss various topics and concerns.
  • Help with basic tasks like making a cup of tea or writing cards.

Person Specification and qualifications:

  • A good listener
  • Supportive
  • Confident in talking to new people.

We aim to match our volunteers with people who share similar interests, to allow you to build a genuine partnership. We will provide visual impairment awareness training and a full DBS check. Travel expenses can be reimbursed.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact or 01865 725595

Want to get involved?

You can get involved with MyVision Oxfordshire, if you have some time to spare then volunteering as a befriender might be of interest.

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MyVision Oxfordshire is registered as a charity in England and Wales No.1140556 and as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 07465300.