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Gadget Guide

Macular Society

Brecon Volunteer Bureau

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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, Community Work, Sports/Recreation and Leisure, Computers and Technology, Older People, Fundraising, Disability and Health, Advice Work and Counselling, Caring

Gadget Guide Having a macular condition can make everyday tasks seem impossible. As a Gadget Guide you can have a huge impact on people's lives by showing them some of the simple and cheap equipment that is available to help. Our training course will show you how to demonstrate gadgets like liquid level indicators at Macular Society groups and other local events showing how simple solutions can make all the difference. New technology can transform the lives of people with sight loss but some feel intimidated by smartphones and tablet computers. If you would enjoy helping visually impaired people gain confidence with technology our training course will help you achieve this. You will need to be able to travel but we will meet all your expenses. Our champions don’t sell equipment, but they allow people to try things out and tell them where to buy or get more information. Be a force for change Using your communication skills, a friendly approach and an understanding of living with


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Required to use own vehicle

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance

Premises type: Events, Groups, Exhibitions etc

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Is this role flexible? 100% Flexible

Min hours expected per week: 1 hours

Min period of commitment:


Support offered:

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

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ With other volunteers

Additional support needs: Most support needs can be met.

Training provided: Training days organised.

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport


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