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Do you want to make a difference by mentoring?

Seeking volunteer mentors to support people living with sight loss who are looking for employment.
1 hrs / week Flexible

Wakefield District Sight Aid working in partnership with Yorkshire Mentoring is looking for volunteer mentors to support people living with sight loss who are looking for employment, thinking of a career change, would like to explore starting their own business or volunteering.

Full training in mentoring and working with people with visual impairments will be given.

The aim of the mentoring programme is to offer support and advice to the participants of a programme called ‘Dare to Dream’ which also includes employability training.

Mentors will be expected to meet with their mentees on average once per week initially, either in person or virtually, over a 6 month period or until the person has found and is settled in employment or has achieved their desired outcome.

Skills needed: effective listening and questioning, problem solving, giving advice, connecting with others

Skills gained: communication skills, working with people with visual impairment

A full enhanced DBS check is required.

Expenses

Travel to and from meetings to a maximum of 25 miles radius is claimable. Mileage is payable at a rate of 45p per mile for cars and vans, 24p for motorcycles and 20p for use of a pedal bike, or full reimbursement of public transport costs.
Deadline: Mon 19th December, 2022

Categories

Young people, Health & Disability

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People who are older, People working on their wellbeing, People with limited mobility

Accessibility

Accessible toilet(s), Wheelchair accessible

Minimum age

18

Skills gained

Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork, Organising, Leadership

Skills needed

Listening, Talking to others

Requirements

Criminal record check (DBS)

Wakefield District Sight Aid

We are a small, local charity supporting people living with low vision, their families, carers and sight care professionals across the Wakefield District. Our vision is a world where people living with sight loss have access to the same opportunities and quality of life as fully sighted people.
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