Community Connector

North East England
10 Oct 2017
10 Jan 2018
Hours per month
20 to 30 hours
Long Term

Community Connector

Type of opportunity

Community support and campaigning

Opportunity -9677

When we are well connected we are well informed and well supported. We're building a stronger, more vibrant community of blind and partially sighted people and we're looking for enthusiastic individuals to make this a reality. Could you become a leading figure in a small team of volunteers in your area? You must be blind or partially sighted and a member of RNIB Connect


North West, North East, South West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire/Humber, Wales

Where based?

Your Local Area

Additional location information

Regional: meetings and events will take place in your local area and region

What you will be doing? Keep abreast of local issues/challenges, Organising, supporting and attending activities in your local area for blind and partially sighted people.

Find out what people affected by sight loss need and want in your area Bring together people with sight loss with similar interests Bring your fellow volunteers together so knowledge and information is shared Build local networks and links

What skills and experience are needed?

  • Effective listening skills
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Ability to digest information

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • Working with a variety of people
  • New experiences and skills
  • chance to build a strong community
  • A sense of achievement

What support will be given?

  • Induction
  • Expenses
  • Regular updates
  • Supervision and help from your Manager
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Conference and networking with peers

When will you be needed?


How often will I be needed? 20 hours Per Month Criminal Record Check Information

This role requires an enhanced criminal record check

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