Group Support Volunteer

Liverpool or Manchester

Closing date: Sunday, 5th May 2019

Henshaws is looking for an friendly and organised volunteer in Liverpool or Greater Manchester to run and support meet-ups for people with a visual impairment, across a range of activities.

Role title: Group Support Volunteer

Purpose: To run and support meet-ups for people with a visual impairment, across a range of activities

Location: Liverpool or Greater Manchester

Time: Half day per week or month, for 6 months, usually within working hours, with some admin time

Expenses: Out of pocket costs paid in-line with Henshaws Policy

Great for… Meeting new people, learning new skills, adding to CV’s, supporting study, enjoyment and entertainment

The role

You’ll be helping to run social groups for people with visual impairments who enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, theatre & museum trips, socialising, technology and tea & coffee sessions and arts & crafts.

You’ll learn how to arrange visits, assist people with visual impairments to attend sessions, book venues, administer money & run a budget, create risk assessments and deal with emergency situations.

There are also opportunities to join us as a Group Leader or Treasurer.


Ideally, you’ll already be a friendly, organised and patient person, able to empathise with and motive others, as well as run a small budget. Knowledge of interesting places to visit and activities to do across Liverpool is a bonus, as is previous experience running a small team.


We’ll work with you to feel comfortable supporting people with visual impairments via our immersive training. Alongside this, we’ll help you prepare risk assessments and deal with difficult situations. Occasionally, we’ll also support you to report on your group’s sessions and produce budgetary reports and predictions.


Please fill out the application form, then submit it below or email it to, or contact 0300 222 5555 for more information.

Sorry, applications for this position are now closed