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Skills for Seeing

Macular Society

Merthyr Voluntary Action Centre

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About Macular Society

Our vision: Excellence in support now; a cure in the future.
Our mission: To promote independence, confidence and quality of life and to find a cure for macular disease.
Our aims over the next five... Read more

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]Admin and Office Work, Education and Literacy, Teaching and Training, Older People, Disability and Health, Caring

Volunteer ‘Skills for seeing’ trainer You can really make a difference to people affected by macular disease by helping them to make the most of their remaining vision. ‘Skills for seeing’ trainers deliver free one-to-one training to people in their local community, showing people how to use eccentric viewing and steady eye which can make everyday tasks like recognising faces or watching TV a little easier. As a ‘Skills for seeing’ trainer, you work with your trainee for up to three one-hour sessions, usually over a three month period. You will need to be able to travel in your area but we will meet all your expenses. A two and a half day course will show you how to train others in these techniques. You will have the opportunity to accredit your skills to Level 3 or 4 on the Qualification and Curriculum Framework. A Disclosure and Barring Service Check is required. Be a force for change Using your communication and organisational skills, a friendly approach and an understanding of l


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance

Premises type: Flexible

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Is this role flexible? 100% Flexible

Min hours expected per week: 1 hours

Min period of commitment:

Requirements: No, all support and training provided.

Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone

Additional support needs: Support will be provided until the volunteer is confident and settled within the role.

Training provided: All training provided in a professional manner and free of charge with out of pocket expenses paid.

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check


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