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
]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
Is this role flexible? 100% Flexible
Min hours expected per week: 1 hours
Min period of commitment:
Requirements: No, all support and training provided.
/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
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+
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check