Community Outreach Volunteer

Community Outreach Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Flexible location
OutdoorsSocial contactSports
Older peoplePeople with disabilitiesChildren & youth
Good health and well-being
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Vision Norfolk
#82492
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Summary

Community Outreach Volunteers help out at coffee mornings and other social activities, as well as supporting vision impaired people in their homes.

Detailed description

Vision Norfolk’s mission is to support people living with sight loss to enjoy active, independent and fulfilled lives.


The hours are flexible depending which activities you participate in and how much time you would like to commit. We are looking for volunteers across Norfolk.

 

The role may include the following:

·       Supporting our clients to manage their homes independently by helping to label and organise household items.

·       Provide support to run and assist at coffee mornings around the county promoting our work and making direct connections with potential clients.

·       Support our clients to feel confident attending activities and events

 

Skills / Experience needed:


·       Our volunteers must be caring, able to communicate well and enjoy meeting new people, whilst helping our clients to remain as independent as possible.

·       Experience of supporting people on a one to one basis would be advantageous but not essential

·       Talk to / listen to our clients (if that’s what they want) and make them feel comfortable in your company.


Becoming a volunteer is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and support your local community. Vision Norfolk also offers:

·       Regular advice, support, and training

·       Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance


Our volunteers making a significant contribution to helping visually impaired people to engage in and enjoy social activities and to be able to live independently.



What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Vision Norfolk

We are Norfolk’s charity for people living with sight loss and visual impairment. Providing practical and emotional support at our hubs in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth and in hospitals across Norfolk. Together with social and well-being activities for adults and children, young people and their families, daily living equipment, befriending services and specialist housing, we help those affected by sight loss to live life fully.