RNIB:Royal National Institute of Blind People
Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Centre
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]Fundraising, Disability and Health
Make a difference in your local community, by ensuring money donated by the public into our iconic Sooty boxes is collected on a regular basis from local shops, pubs and leisure centres. The sooner these donations are made available for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people the more efficient we can be in the delivery of our services. Did you know that £700,000 was raised from loose change last year? It costs the RNIB £1 to produce a Braille, large print or audio catalogue to tell blind and partially sighted people about the latest products to make life easier, and £15 to pay for an in-depth benefits check to ensure that a blind or partially sighted person is receiving all the help they are entitled to. The money you raise can help us provide these vital services to blind and partially sighted people. Due to insurance requirements, you must be aged 18 or over to do this role This role does not require a DBS check
/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering
Premises type: Local shops, pubs and leisure centres in areas local to you, however willingness to travel on occasion would be helpful.
Is this role flexible? We can be flexible around your availablity although we will require a regular monthly commitment.
Min hours expected per week: 0 hours
Min period of commitment:
Requirements: •Good communication skills. •A full driving licence with use of own car would be an advantage, both to cover the area and the need to carry money to the bank which occasionally can be heavy. Alternative transport arrangements may be looked at, where possible, on an individual basis. •Good knowledge of the local area. •Friendly, confident and outgoing •Good organisational and planning skills (which would help with route planning). •To use your own initiative and feel happy working on your own whilst knowing you are part of a team.
/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ Alone/ With other volunteers
Additional support needs:
Training provided: •Induction •Understanding Sight Loss Pack •Expenses - all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed including expenses to attend training •Supervision and support from your fundraising manager (FM).
Age requirements: 18+
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following: