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Macular Society

Interlink Volunteer 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, Management and Committee Work, Older People, Fundraising, Disability and Health, Caring

You can really make a difference to people affected by macular disease by running a peer support group in your local area. Our friendly groups offer support and help in understanding macular disease and coming to terms with sight loss. They provide a great opportunity for people to get together and share information about treatments, other services, staying independent or just having a chat. As a group leader you will be take the lead for running the group with the help of other volunteers. You will receive full training and support from your Group Development Manager enabling you to build a flourishing group. With over 300 groups across the UK, all of them are different. Most groups meet regularly (once a month) during the day in places like community centres. Many groups organise speakers and social/awareness raising events. Be a force for change Using your communication and organisational skills, your caring and compassionate nature and an understanding of living with vision loss yo


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering

/ Group activity

Premises type: Meeting room / hall /place

Public transport: Flexible and to be agreed.

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Is this role flexible? YES, this role is totally flexible and can be set up around most convenient meeting time for the volunteers, .

Min hours expected per week: 1 hours

Min period of commitment:

Requirements: No, training and support provided where needed.

Support offered:

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

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ In a group/ With other volunteers

Additional support needs: Most support can be provided until Group Volunteer is confident and settled within the role.

Training provided: All necessary training

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References


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