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Community Supporter (Public Speaker)

About this opportunity

Opportunity ID


Opportunity type

Supporting Groups


Join our amazing volunteer team to raise awareness of sight loss and RNIB services at local events. You will give talks in person or virtually, sharing your own story to improve understanding of sight loss to local service providers and community groups. You’ll be making a real difference to people living with sight loss by helping to improve accessibility and inclusivity, creating a world without barriers. What you’ll be doing: • Giving talks to groups of people to raise awareness of sight loss in your local community by sharing your story to audiences, for example, local businesses, community and voluntary groups. • Delivering talks to raise awareness of RNIB services as a trusted source of support for blind and partially sighted people • Representing RNIB as an Ambassador for the Community Connection service What you’ll gain from the role: • An opportunity to give something back. • A chance to build a strong community. • A sense of achievement through the difference you make. • A chance to be part of a team of like-minded people • An opportunity to develop and explore different roles with RNIB, including our internal job vacancies. In return for donating your time we will provide: • A supportive route to building your confidence in presenting and sharing your story with an audience. • A rewarding experience. • A great Induction and training. • A supportive manager. • Regular updates and catchups. • Expenses. • An opportunity to connect with other volunteers. If you have any questions or are unsure if this role is right for you, please email [email protected], or call 0303 123 99 99 (option 4 then 2).

How often will I be needed?

  • 4 Hours per Month

Key requirements

  • 1 reference



  • Yorkshire and the Humber, North West, North East

Additional location information

  • We are currently actively recruiting for Community Supporter (Public Speaker) volunteers in Yorkshire, North East England and Lancashire and Cumbria.

Who this opportunity will suit

Minimum age

  • You must be at least 16 years old to apply

What skills and experience are needed?

  • • Lived experience of issues affecting blind and partially sighted people • Be comfortable speaking to different audiences to share your story, or a willingness to try with our support. • Able to communicate effectively. • Have an outgoing, friendly approach to meeting new people.
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