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Activity Leader

KVIN is a network of staff, volunteers and service users who help break down stereotypes of people with sight loss and encourage them to reach their full potential. We offer emotional support, guidance and friendship as well as providing peer support to help people with visual impairments learn to effectively use and make the most of technology such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and various apps for phones and tablets.
As the charity is user-led, it is run by people with visual impairments and is a real lifeline for people who think they have to give up doing all the things they like due to sight loss.
We are putting in plans for restarting our face to face groups from June onwards and are looking for volunteers to help deliver activities to keep the groups interesting and vibrant.

 

 

 

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Activity Leader
  • About the Volunteer Role

    Could you lead  face to face group in a fun activity? We are looking for people who can lead a fun activity for a small group of people with visual impairments at our group in Batley which meets on a Wednesday.
    Do you have a particular skill you could share with others?  Exercise from a chair, supporting games such as curling and boules, cooking, crafts, gardening or anything wellbeing related, we’d like to hear from you!
    Activities could be ongoing weekly or monthly or could be a one off or run for a few weeks.
    We can work flexibly with volunteers and are willing to try new ideas.

    This role will be based at the  Whitfield Centre, 180 Soothill Ln, Batley WF17 6HP

    Our weekly group restarts in June on Wednesdays 10am-2.30pm, volunteer  weekly, monthly or a one-off. We're flexible!

    We are looking for Volunteers who enjoy meeting people and are enthusiastic and friendly.
    You will need to be able to communicate well with others, and have an activity that you can share with others in a fun way. In this role you will be giving your time to KVIN to benefit local people with visual impairments.

    We can offer you the opportunity to increase your confidence in working with people. You will become part of a friendly and dedicated team and meet new people and make friends. You will also gain skills and experience for your career and we can offer training opportunities to develop in your role.

  • Role
    Regular
  • When you can volunteer
    Flexible
  • Suitable for under 18's
    No
  • Type of role
    Arts/Culture/Heritage, Befriending/Support/Care, Gardening / Conservation / Practical, Event, Catering/ Cafe
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
Opportunities Location

Batley and Spen

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From 29th March, you should continue to volunteer from home where possible unless you cannot reasonably do so. You can leave home to volunteer if you are not required to isolate for any reason. Please make sure that you are following the guidelines to stay safe.

From 12th April, we move to Step 2 of the Government's lockdown easing roadmap.  This is when charity shops, libraries, and community centres can reopen, and cafes can serve people outside, which will mean that more people will be volunteering outside their homes and we may start to get more new volunteering opportunities.

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