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]Community Work, Education and Literacy, Advocacy, Disability and Health, Advice Work and Counselling, Befriending
Are you affected by sight loss and have experience of studying at college, life at university, volunteering or the world of work? We are looking for positive role models to speak to groups of visually impaired children and young people to share positive experiences and raise their aspirations. Are you living proof that sight loss does not have to mean you can't achieve and be ambitious in life? Respond to questions and concerns; Making appropriate contributions; Create a friendly welcome; Sharing your experience This role is a funded Youth Project and volunteers need to be between the age of 18 - 25. This role involves visiting schools and events to talk about your personal experience of sight loss.
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
Premises type: Regional: visits to various schools, colleges and other venues across Wales.
Public transport: As a local volunteer you would be aware of local routes etc
Is this role flexible? Flexible
Min hours expected per week: 3 hours
Min period of commitment:
Requirements: Ability to listen; A caring and friendly nature; Ability to communicate clearly; A natural empathy with people
/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Mentoring/buddying
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ In a group
Additional support needs: You must be affected by sight loss and have experience of studying at college, life at university, volunteering or the world of work.
Training provided: As appropriate
Age requirements: 18 - 25
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:
/ Transport/ Food allowance