RNIB Outings and Activities Helper - Weston-super-Mare

Recruiter
Location
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Posted
23 Mar 2017
Closes
23 Jun 2017
Ref
5360
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 they are able to join in activities and experience a great holiday.

We want lively volunteers to accompany blind and partially sighted people on outings, both local and further afield.

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check.

What Will You Be Doing?
Sighted Guiding
Assisting the activities organiser in the smooth running of outings
Providing one-to-one support on both individual trips, and group outings

When will you be needed?
Flexible

Location:
Based in Weston-super-Mare with local outings to popular tourist destinations further afield.
   
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
Good Interpersonal Skills; Physically fit (carry light loads); Willingness to work as part of a team; Willingness to work independently; Reliability, enthusiasm and patience
   
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to give something back; Working with a variety of people; 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; Regular updates; Training as appropriate; Sighted Guiding Training; Support from Volunteers and Staff