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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, Community Work, Education and Literacy, Teaching and Training, Older People, Disability and Health, Caring

Volunteer speaker You can really make a difference in your local community by raising awareness of macular conditions and the help and support that is available. Volunteer speakers deliver informative and enlightening talks to groups in their local area. You will need to be able to travel but we will meet all your expenses. As a speaker, you will talk about your own experience of macular disease, whether you have md yourself or are a friend or family member of someone with the condition. A one-day course will provide the information needed to deliver a talk in public. Our speakers do not charge for the talks they deliver, the aim is to raise awareness of macular conditions and the work of the Macular Society. Be a force for change Using your communication and organisational skills, a friendly, outgoing nature and an understanding of living with vision loss you can expect to: • Increase your knowledge of macular conditions and the work of the Macular Society. • Make a difference

Premises type: Events, Groups etc

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Is this role flexible? Yes

Min hours expected per week: 0 hours

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Requirements: Confident to speak to groups

Support offered:

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

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers

Additional support needs: Most support can be provided.

Training provided: All training will be provided.

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport


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