RNIB Outings and Activities Helper - Teignmouth

Recruiter
Location
Devon
Posted
09 Mar 2017
Closes
09 Jun 2017
Ref
5358
Interests
Disability
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

Getting out and about can be a worrying and stressful experience for blind and partially sighted people. We need your help to ensure that everyone is able to join in activities and experience a great holiday in Teignmouth.

A DBS Enhanced Criminal Record Check is required.

What Will You Be Doing?
Having a chat and providing company; Help set up and run activities; Acting as a sighted guide
Providing individual support on both individual trips, and group outings to enable blind and partially sighted people can enjoy their holiday to the full. Assisting the activities organiser in the smooth running of outings.
   
When Can I volunteer?
Flexible, 5 hours per month.
   
Location:   South West
Additional Location Information
Teignmouth: Outings in Teignmouth and other popular tourist destinations further afield, such as Torquay, Exeter, and Dartmouth.
 
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
A caring and friendly nature; A reliable and conscientious attitude; Sighted guiding (full training given); Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed; Empathy with partially sighted people; Enjoy working as part of a team; Friendly and outgoing personality
   
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to make a difference; Working with people with sight loss; Meeting new people; New experiences and skills
   
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Expenses; Supervision and help from your Manager; Sighted Guiding Training