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Kirklees Visual Impairment Network value their Volunteers

Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN) is a user led organisation that runs drop in sessions throughout Kirklees for people with visual impairments. Their aim is to enhance the lives of visually impaired people through promoting the benefits of peer support and the use of technology to aid independence. KVIN have recently received the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award – demonstrating they value their Volunteers and follow national good practice. During COVID-19 they have had to adapt their service and our providing support by telephone and email.

Claire Drake, Volunteer and Event Co-ordinator at KVIN commented:

“It was a simple and supportive process. Becky took the time to work through the framework and offer advice on where we could adapt our approach for the best possible practice. Putting together the portfolio and being assessed was a positive process for me, I could see all the work I had been doing and what I had achieved. Hearing volunteers experiences and how it all made a difference was the icing on the cake! Thanks to the team at Volunteering Kirklees.”

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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.

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