Social Group Volunteers

Across Greater Manchester

This is a great opportunity to join an enthusiastic team of volunteers who are working to support local people with a visual impairment by running a social group in one of our Greater Manchester hubs every month.

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The benefits of volunteering for this role

  • Meeting new people, building friendships with group members and likeminded volunteers
  • Henshaws is a learning organisation which means that you will receive training to inform, expand and update your knowledge
  • Gaining work experience with a great team who will fully support your role and ensure that you feel welcomed and valued
  • Henshaws really values the work of volunteers so we will pay your expenses to ensure you are not left out of pocket
  • During your time volunteering you will receive support from Group Leaders and Henshaws staff

The skills we are looking for in this role

  • Good organiser
  • Friendly and sociable nature
  • Patience and empathy with visually impaired people
  • Ability to support a small team of volunteers
  • Ability to manage a small budget

Key activities

  • To sight guide as required at meetings and on occasional lunches/trips out
  • To assist with collecting and recording subs
  • To assist with teas and coffees
  • To encourage engagement and involvement
  • To assist with fundraising activities as required

Checks required

  • Right to work in UK
  • Two references

Hours and locations

  • Pendleton Gateway, Salford: Tuesday mornings, monthly, 10:30am – 12:30pm (first Tuesday of every month)
  • Wythenshawe Forum, South Manchester: Thursday mornings, monthly, 10:30am – 11:30pm (second Thursday of every month)
  • Altrincham Library, Altrincham: Thursday mornings, monthly, 10:30am – 12:30pm (last Thursday of every month)


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