Virtual Activities Volunteer

Opportunity by Vista Leicestershire & Rutland
Available from home

To assist the group facilitator in providing friendship, support and encouragement to people living with sight loss. You will help encourage people to use technology, by providing online activities and community connections for older people with sight loss.

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About this role

You will help encourage people to use technology, by providing online activities and community connections for older people with sight loss who can no longer attend activities in person, either due to COVID-19 restrictions or other health concerns.

 

The session will take place online over TEAMS or Zoom.  Once users are confident and active, they are encouraged to help others with tech tips and queries, making the groups more interactive and moving towards independence.

 

You will be responsible for helping to host a free phone or virtual session twice a week for up to 40 minutes, for a group of up to 10 people to meet and chat or take part in an activity. You will promote and encourage a friendly and safe environment to allow people to talk, share experiences, hobbies, and general topics as led by the group.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

§  To help create a warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere

§  To socialise with members of the group, taking part in activities and discussions as necessary

§  To be reliable and have a genuine desire to make a difference to the lives of visually impaired people

 

Qualities and skills we are looking for:

 

§  Good communication skills

§  Patient and friendly

§  Enjoys meeting new people

§  Good team player.

§  Understanding of confidentiality and boundaries

§  Organised

§  Technical skills/knowledge an advantage!

 

 

Support provided for you:

 

§  Visual Impairment Awareness training

§  Safeguarding Training

§  Confidentiality and Boundaries awareness

§  Training on how to host a session.

§  Training on how to use various tech/equipment

 

We hope that by becoming a volunteer you:

 

§  Increase your own self confidence and knowledge

§  Meet new and interesting people

§  Learn new skills that could be helpful for future employment opportunities or further learning.

 

Health & Safety:

 

All volunteers will be expected to:

 

§  Ensure that they comply with Vista’s Health & Safety policy at all times

§  Take reasonable care for the Health & Safety of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst volunteering.

 

Next steps:

 

To apply for this role please contact volunteering@vistablind.org.uk or call 07967 799 364 for more information! We look forward to you joining our team.

Requirements

  • References needed
  • Age restrictions

All volunteers will be expected to:

 Ensure that they comply with Vista’s Health & Safety policy at all times
 Take reasonable care for the Health & Safety of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst volunteering.

Location

This opportunity allows you to volunteer from home

Available from home

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