Type of opportunity

Community Support and Campaigning
Opportunity -12062

This flexible opportunity puts you at the heart of supporting blind and partially sighted people. You could help with:

• sighted guiding / giving practical help to individuals so they can take part in events;
• supporting volunteers with sight loss with their volunteering activities;
• awareness-raising and campaigning on issues that affect those living with little or no sight;
• fundraising so we can continue to offer our amazing services and tackle social injustice.

Whether its cheering at a challenge event, helping at an information stand or store collection, guiding guests at an event, or something else, you can choose to get involved based on your availability and interests.

In applying for / signing up for this role you agree to be contacted when we are seeking volunteers to help with an event / activity in relation to this role description. We will contact you via a communication method for which you have given consent.

Region

South East, London

Where based?

Your Local Area

What you will be doing?

Assist with paperwork, Assist in accessing public transport, Assist with accessing information, Attend local and regional events
In this role you will only be helping individuals in places open to the public, often in a group setting. We will provide training in sighted guiding techniques. IT skills a bonus.

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Effective listening skills
  • Good communication skills
  • An understanding of issues affecting blind / partially sighted people
  • Ability to digest information

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
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Training as appropriate
  • Sighted Guiding Training

When will you be needed?

Flexible

How often will I be needed?

3 hours
Per Event

Criminal Record Check Information

This role does not require a criminal record check

Apply now or register your interest to find out more.