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Volunteers are always needed. Just fill in the contact form on the right and we will

get back to you.

Summary of Volunteering Opportunities

Eye Buddy Volunteers are needed to visit, befriend and help blind and partially sighted people. Most (but not all) of our clients are elderly and when sight loss is added to poor mobility, they become unable to leave the house, with consequent isolation, loneliness and often depresssion - literally imprisoned in their own homes. Volunteers help in a number of ways - reading mail, taking clients out for a walk, to the shops or park or just companionship over a cup of tea.

Our volunteers range in age from 18 to 80+ and include people working full time. The minimum commitiment is an hour a week (sometimes a fortnight). Training and on-going support are provided and travel and parking expenses paid.

Eye Contact is a self-help group for mobile people with a visual impairment. The group needs an additional sighted person to provide on-going admin help to the group with the organisation of trips,surveys etc. Volunteers are also needed to assist members when they go on day trips.

New Malden Blind Club

Meets every fortnight on a Wednesday. It desperately needs drivers to collect clients and take them to Christ Church hall, Coombe Road, New Malden and take them home (both if possible!). Helpers are also needed at the meetings to help the clients and on club outings.

Surbiton Blind Club

Meets every fortnight on a Tuesday at Surbiton Methodist Church, Ewell Road. It also needs drivers and helpers at the club and on outings.

Social Eyes

Meets every alternate Tuesday at St James Church Hall, Bodley Road New Malden. The club offers various activities including craft, gentle exercise and quizzes. It also needs drivers and helpers at the club and on outings.

KAB Tandem Scheme

Experienced cyclists are needed to be front riders on tandems provided by KAB. This enables visually impaired people to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. Cyclists do not need experience of riding tandems as training will be provided - but experienced tandem cyclists are also very welcome. Volunteers are also needed to undertake simple maintenance, mending punctures etc.

KAB frequently receives requests for one off assistance or for a volunteer to accompany someone with a visual impairment somewhere specific such as an exhibition. So even if you can only volunteer occasionally contact us..

For further information on any of the above contact the KAB Office on 020 8605 0060 or fill in the contact form above and we will contact you for a chat.

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