Volunteering is an excellent way to develop your skills, increase your confidence, meet new people and be part of a local charity that makes a difference!
We offer a range of services to support people who are sight impaired and their families, but we can only do this because of the huge generosity of time and commitment that our volunteers give.The contribution that our volunteers make is invaluable to our organisation and we simply couldn’t manage without them.
We ask that all volunteers complete an application form and provide two references. A DBS check will be required for some roles. Training will be provided.
Should you need any assistance or would like further information on any of any volunteering opportunities please do get in touch with our volunteer co-ordinator Jane Hawkins on 01799 523700 or email email@example.com.
Here is a selection of opportunities that we have at the moment:
To visit visually impaired people in their homes and offer practical and emotional advice and support. Also to refer to any other services as needed. Volunteers are required within the Braintree, Chelmsford, Harlow and Uttlesford areas.
To be able to drive and support visually impaired people enabling them to attend coffee mornings or events/outings particularly within the Braintree, Epping, Loughton and Chelmsford area.
We desperately need volunteers with IT skills to help with administration duties within our Uttlesford and Chelmsford resource centres.
We need key, motivated people to help organise and drive our fundraising campaigns and events.
We also need people on the ground helping to run events.
These calls take place at either our resource centre in Saffron Walden or our Chelmsford centre.Telephone calls are made on a regular basis to those people who feel lonely or are at risk of isolation and who have said that they would like to receive a call.
Face 2 Face Befriending
This service is to visit a visually impaired person in their home for a cup of tea and a chat, perhaps even to read their post to them on a regular basis. Required within the Braintree and Harlow area.