Group Support Volunteer
Liverpool or Manchester
Closing date: Saturday, 9th Feb 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact 0300 222 5555 for more information.