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Outreach Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who will help to run our outreach events. Could you help?
Flexible hours Flexible

Our outreach programme is central to the support we offer to people living with sight loss and their families and carers. We currently run two busy events per month at The Ridings Shopping Centre in central Wakefield (first Monday and third Wednesday of the month), and a smaller monthly event at The Cluntergate Centre in Horbury (second Tuesday). We do also run ad hoc events and day trips during the year and always need volunteer support for these also.

We need people who can commit to the same day/time each month, please. Our coffee mornings run from 10am - 12noon and there is some set-up and clear-down time required for our events at The Ridings.

These events help people connect with others facing similar challenges, make friends, get peer support and specialist advice. The events are fun and lively, with a variety of people with various conditions attending.

Expenses

Travel to and from the outreach events 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: Tue 31st January, 2023

Categories

Health & Disability, Vulnerable people, Older people

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People volunteering together, People who are older, People working on their wellbeing, People seeking work

Accessibility

Accessible toilet(s), Wheelchair accessible

Minimum age

18

Skills gained

Catering, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork

Skills needed

Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork

Requirements

Criminal record check (DBS), References

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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