This friendly club helps visually impaired people remain independent for as long as possible. We promote independence by encouraging people to attend social and activity meetings. Enabling people to make new friends and learn new skills. We distribute information and a community brochure, raise awareness by doing talks to community groups.
The club meets once a month on the last Wednesday in the month between 10.30am to 12.30pm. The volunteer organiser would be in touch with members to arrange transport, get health updates and news for the members meeting. Inbetween meetings (from home or Chester office) the organiser would be arranging speakers, finding out about interesting topics, subjects, speakers or community interest or information and people and organisations willing to do talks. The organiser will also arrange social trips for the members and research possible activities for members.
This will entail approximately 2 to 3 hours per week. You need to be able to work on your own but also consider the members wishes and interests in running the club and activities. You will need to be confident speaking to the members and will develop good communication skills in this role. You will make bookings, keep a diary of speakers, make travel arrangement with Community Transport etc.
The role also offers the opportunity to market the club to help gain new support and members, give talks about the club to outside groups and people, giving a volunteer the opportunity to develop presentations skills and evidence of those skills.
1. Interest and in commitment to the aims and objectives of Vision Support.
2. A good communicator.
4. Friendly, happy outgoing personality
5. Interest in meeting people from all walks of life.
6. Ability to listen sensitively.
On Whitby Road in Ellesmere Port, in Salvation Army Hall, bus stop directly outside Salvation Army.