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Dom’s Sightline Story

I really feel my calls with Mike help him massively. He is out of work just now and in his late thirties like me. I offer him my advice on how I gained employment and told him how explaining what steps my employer can take to make role accessible for me; has been mutually beneficial...

Sightline Story

I first came across Sightline at an exhibition I went to close to where I live. I went with my Mum, and we got chatting with the two Sightline staff members.

I liked the sound of the volunteer telephone befriender role and being visually impaired myself, I felt I could offer my friendship over the phone to someone else in a similar boat to me.

The fact that it was so flexible as I work was a big plus point for me. My mum got me to complete the application there and then and the rest as they say, is history!

I’m approaching my one year befriending anniversary in August and the time has flown by.

I currently have two calls each week with two different people; both of whom have very different personalities and outlooks on life. That’s what makes the calls so interesting for me. I’m more than happy to chat about my interest in travel and Greek mythology but hearing their life experiences is interesting for me too.

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Names have been changed to protect identities.

We currently have a number of volunteering opportunities available. Please get in touch if you can spare as little as 1 hour a week.

Your call can really make a difference to someone in the sight loss community.

Call 0800 587 2252 or email us at info@sightline.org.uk to find out more.

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