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Volunteering Opportunity: See the World Differently at Halifax Society for the Blind

  • Type of Activity:
    Administration, Befriending, buddying and mentoring, Campaigning and lobbying, Events and stewarding, General and helping, Technology and the internet
  • Cause / Interest:
    Disability, Health and social care
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Across Calderdale and online
  • Times for the Opportunity:
    Any
  • Opportunity Type:
    Location
  • Volunteer Commitment:
    Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected)
  • Skills Required:
    Interpersonal skills, Listening and communication, Problem solving, Teamwork
  • Skills To Gain:
    Interpersonal skills, Listening and communication, Mentoring and counselling, Office IT, Planning and organising
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Young People (16-25), Doing with a friend, Older People, Employee volunteering, Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

You do not need to have any previous experience of working with sight loss as training will be provided but you do need to have good communication skills, be friendly and approachable. There are a variety of different roles including Friends on the Phone, Social Café support, Home Visiting, Technology Support, Activities Support.

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

Volunteering at HSB is a very rewarding experience. You will be able to have a positive impact on those living with a visual impairment supporting them through their sight loss journey, promoting independence, reducing isolation and building confidence.

Requirements and Benefits

Volunteering at HSB involves supporting the staff team to provide practical and emotional to support to those living with sight loss in the Calderdale area. Training and expenses will be provided.

Age / Gender Restrictions

We do not have any restrictions.

Directions

Our office is in Halifax town centre on the pedestrian precinct, directly opposite Wilkinson’s and next to the Vodaphone shop.

Accessibility

We have an accessible building. The ground floor is fully accessible, we do have a lift but unfortunately it is currently out of action.