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Volunteer

We Need You!

We’re always in need of friendly, energetic people to lend a hand on one of our days out and help bring the community together. The support you can provide is priceless. Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, with your help we can continue to offer support to visually impaired children and their families.

We have a really friendly volunteer programme for anyone interested in getting involved and lending a hand. It’s not just helpful for us, it’s a great experience for you, and it’s always great to know you’re making a real difference.

 

Boy and his family building a wooden tipi

Sighted Guide Volunteer

A sighted guide volunteer is a person who guides a person with blindness or vision impairment. The technique enables an individual with sight loss to use a person with sight to show them where to go. We run approximately 2 family days a month over weekends, monthly baby and toddler groups and additional workshops and days out over the school holidays. Volunteers can commit to as many or as few activities as they can manage – we always give plenty of notice.

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Activity Volunteer

It would not be possible to run any of our activities without the assistance of volunteers to help on the day. The Activity Volunteer will work alongside the Events Co-ordinators to ensure that our activities and skills workshops run smoothly and that vision impaired children and their families have an enjoyable experience. We run approximately 2 family days a month over weekends, monthly baby and toddler groups and additional workshops and days out over the school holidays. Volunteers can commit to as many or as few activities as they can manage – we always give plenty of notice of up-and-coming activities.

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Communication & Fundraising Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to assist us with communication and fundraising; this could be anything from identifying fundraising opportunities, producing, designing and distributing promotional materials to staffing information stalls at events, bag packing and attending any other fundraising events.

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Administrator Volunteer

All activities and workshops are planned at our Office and we are looking for administrative assistance to help organise these days. The Administrator Volunteer would work alongside our Office Administrator but be supported and managed by our Volunteer Co-ordinator. Volunteers can commit to as many or as few days as they like.

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Make a real difference today

Are you able to make a real difference in your local community and help thousands of visually impaired children across the North East?

Whether it’s a one off event you can help with, or something more long-term behind the scenes… our team, the children, and their families always welcome any support and help you can give. Find out about our Volunteer Opportunities today.

All volunteers will receive training, undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and receive regular support and supervision.  All volunteer costs will be reimbursed.

Click ‘Apply Now’ to register as a volunteer or email Louise at louise@usefulvision.org.uk for further information.

Young boy enjoying sensory play with different leaves