Children and Young People's Support Volunteer - Da...
When We Need You
From 07/02/2012 to 07/08/2012
Purpose and Aims of the role:
Assist with group and one to one play and recreational activities at organised events. You must be confident with children and competent working with those that are blind and partially sighted. You will help them with their personal support requirements. Your creative contribution, support and organisational talents are needed. Training will be provided, including Visual Awareness as appropriate.
Please note you must be 18+ to volunteer and CRB check is required for this role
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. As a membership organisation we are dedicated to delivering services our members need and campaigning for their civil and welfare rights. We support children and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives. Volunteers work with us to support blind and partially sighted people in a variety of locations across the UK. We have over 100 different volunteering roles available which can be done from home, based at an RNIB Group office or out and about in the community. Volunteering with us means that you will help even more blind and partially sighted people lead full and independent lives.
Skills & Experience
A friendly and informal approach
Reliability, good communication and listening skills are essential
A non-judgmental approach is essential as is the ability to remain impartial and to observe confidentiality at all times
An interest in physical and or creative activities
Training and Induction Details
Understanding Sight Loss Pack
Supervision and support from your volunteer manager/ co-ordinator
Arts ( music/drama/crafts)
Sports / Outdoor activities
Driving / escorting
Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed including expenses to attend training
Frequency & Commitment
The hours are flexible but the majority of them take place after school. A minimum of 3 hours a week.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.
VMP Ref: 1645
RNIB Group Volunteering Team
Contact: RNIB Group Volunteering Team
Tel: 01733 375450
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