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RNIB:Royal National Institute of Blind People


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About RNIB:Royal National Institute of Blind People

Our vision is of a world in which blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same rights, freedoms, responsibilities and quality of life as people who are fully sighted.

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]Disability and Health, Driving

Do you enjoy driving and meeting people? We are looking for volunteers to pick up blind and partially sighted people from their homes and take them to local social and support group meetings, to access services and attend appointments. What Will You Be Doing? Drive to activities and events; Assist passengers in and out of vehicle; Sighted Guiding What Will You Gain from the Role? A chance to make a difference; Working with a variety of people; Working with people with sight loss


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Required to use own vehicle

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance

Premises type: Community based

Public transport: Buses and trains

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Is this role flexible? Yes

Min hours expected per week: 6 hours

Min period of commitment:

Requirements: Driving license; Good Interpersonal Skills; Reliability, enthusiasm and patience; Reliable and punctual

Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ With paid staff

Training provided: What Support Will You Be Given? Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Supervision and help from your Manager

Age requirements: 17+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Formal interview/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Selection details: Volunteer must be 17 years and older

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport/ Food allowance

People unsuitable for this opportunity:
Under 17 years


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