SOS Older People's Group Support

Location: 
Yorkshire and Humber

Are you patient and friendly with good communication skills?

We need you to provide practical support and assist with activities in a group setting to older people who have sight loss and dual sensory loss.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS Check.

What will I be doing?

  • Guiding members of the group; including assistance to and from arranged transport
  • Preparing and serving refreshments
  • Organising, setting up and putting away activities e.g. bingo, quizzes, crafts
  • Walking guide dogs during the session

What skills and qualities can I bring to this role?

  • Good communication skills
  • Caring and understanding
  • Able to exercise patience and discretion
  • Flexible and responsive to individual needs

When will I be needed?

Every other Wednesday 9.30-3pm.

Location

Jewish Welfare Board, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ.

What will I gain from the role?

  • Personal satisfaction from helping older people with a visual impairment 
  • Learn new skills and gain experience and confidence working with older people with sight loss
  • Meet new people within the community
  • Meet like-minded people at volunteer meetings and events

What support will I be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss Pack
  • Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed including expenses to attend training
  • Supervision and support from LVC Volunteer Development Co-ordinator and Dual Sensory Loss Co-ordinator

Apply now

To apply for this role, please complete and return the Volunteering application form (Word 166 KB) to volunteering@rnib.org.uk. If you would like the application form in a different format (such as standard print, large print, braille or audio) or if you have any general enquiries, please contact the Volunteering Team on: 0845 603 0575 or 01733 375 450 or email volunteering@rnib.org.uk.