Volunteering

As a Vision Support Volunteer you will help us to support people with a vision impairment who live in Cheshire, Halton and North Wales.

Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups but what brings them together is that they are all interested in supporting people with a vision impairment.

There is something for everybody so whether you want to do your volunteering from home, in one of our offices or Resource Centres, or if you want to be out in the community there is something to suit you.

How to get involved

There are various roles available as a volunteer such as supporting with our social groups or our campaigning groups, making befriender phone calls or even volunteering in one of our resource centres.

If you would like to find out more about a particular volunteering role please get in touch and one of our Volunteer Coordinators can go through the current volunteering opportunities with you.

Kate Bibby Community Development Worker (Cheshire) – 07842 319377 kbibby@vsionsupport.org.uk

Catherine Thompson Community Development Worker (North East Wales) – 07821 649066 cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

 

What support would I get as a volunteer?

You would have the support of the Volunteer coordinator in your area and of any other member of staff  involved with your work. We will also provide you with any training you may need to carry out your role. In addition all volunteers receive an induction to the organisation, and will be invited to attend Awareness training and Sighted guided training. Agreed travel expenses can also be reimbursed. Once a year we hold a Volunteer Celebration Day to which all our volunteers are invited.

Still interested? What next?

You can either download and complete the volunteer application form and the application pack below or you can contact us and chat with the services coordinator in your area to see what’s currently available. We look forward to hearing from you and remember you will be making a difference to the lives of people with a vision impairment.

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If you would like a copy of the application form posting out to you please call us on 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk Please note a DBS check may be needed for certain roles.

Current Available Volunteer Roles

SocialEyes Group Volunteers. Llandudno and Chester.

Socialise is a social group for people living with sight loss who are of working age. The group meet monthly at a restaurant/pub alternating between Llandudno and Chester.

To find out more call Kate Bibby on 07842 319377  or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk or click the link below to read the full volunteer description.

Click here for our SocialEyes Volunteer Description 

 

Rhyl Visionaires Group Volunteers

The Rhyl Visionaires are a fun, friendly and relaxed social group which provides social opportunities for people living with a vision impairment.

To find out more call Catherine on 07821 649066  or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk or click the link below to read the full volunteer description.

Click here for our Rhyl Visionaires Volunteer Description 

 

Home Befrienders. Cheshire.

Visiting people in their own homes to help relieve social isolation. Visiting people who may be housebound or live alone, and ensure they are receiving any other services that they may need.

To find out more call Kate Bibby on 07842 319377  or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk or click the link below to read the full volunteer description.

Click here for our Home Befriender Volunteer Description 

 

Lets Talk Volunteers. Cheshire.

Chatting with people on the phone to help relieve social isolation. Chatting on the phone to people who may be housebound or live alone, and ensure they are receiving any other services that they may need.

To find out more call Kate Bibby on 07842 319377  or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk or click the link below to read the full volunteer description.

Click here for our Lets Talk Volunteer Description 

 

Northwich Social Group Volunteers

To find out more call Kate Bibby on 07842 319377  or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk or click the link below to read the full volunteer description.

Click here for our Northwich Social Group Volunteer Description 

 

Volunteer Roles

Home Befriender

Visiting people in their own homes to help relieve social isolation.

 Visiting people who may be housebound or live alone, and ensuring that they are receiving any other services that they may need.

Lets Talk Volunteer

Chatting with people on the phone to help relieve social isolation.

Chatting on the phone to people who may be housebound or live alone, and ensuring that they are receiving any other services that they may need.

Information Specialists

To work out of the Vision Support resource centres.

Raising awareness of the wide range of information, equipment and support services available.

IT Group Support

Supporting Vision Support’s IT trainers.

Assisting the IT trainer in group training sessions for people with a vision impairment and helping to develop the service.

Club/Group Organiser

Assisting in organising and running support groups and social clubs.

Promoting independence by encouraging people to attend social and activity meetings, enabling people to make new friends and learn new skills.

Volunteers’ Stories

More coming soon.