Type of opportunity

Community Support and Campaigning
Opportunity -12073

Experienced volunteers who have taken on a leadership role, our Community Lead Volunteers bring people together, raise awareness, support other volunteers, tackle barriers to independence and fundraise for our work.

Depending on your availability, training and interests, you will have the chance to take part in some or all of the following:

• host events and regular groups
• give talks about sight loss, eye health, the work of RNIB and partners
• design and deliver local campaigns
• lead and train groups of volunteers
• organise fundraising events like store collections
• attend information stalls and cheque presentations, and
• make wellbeing calls to community members.

As a blind or partially sighted Community Lead Volunteer, you may have the opportunity to join one of our Community Action Groups, shaping activity in your local area. (Note: These Groups have no governance or resource authority within RNIB.)

Region

North West, North East, Yorkshire/Humber

Where based?

Your Local Area

Additional location information

We are actively recruiting throughout all of Yorkshire, Humber and the North East. North West volunteer recruitment is presently restricted to Chorley and Blackpool

What you will be doing?

Plan and action local campaigns, Build local links, Attend local and regional events, Keep abreast of local issues/challenges, Organising, supporting and attending activities in your local area for blind and partially sighted people.
Drawing on strong interpersonal skills, you will support the development of other volunteers, giving encouragement, sharing knowledge and creating opportunities for individuals to gain new experiences through their volunteering with RNIB.

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Effective listening skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • An understanding of issues affecting blind / partially sighted people
  • Delegation, facilitation & influencing

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to give something back
  • A chance to make a difference
  • Meeting new people
  • A chance to build a strong community
  • A sense of achievement

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Expenses
  • Regular updates
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate

When will you be needed?

Flexible

How often will I be needed?

4 hours
Per Event

Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check

Apply now or register your interest to find out more.