Volunteer Vacancies

Admin Volunteers

Purpose

  • To help us to inform our members of activities around the county

Key Tasks

  • Help with mailers (labelling, stamping and stuffing envelopes)

Magazine Deputy Editor and Features Contributor

Purpose

  • The Deputy Editor will be a member of the Editorial team to identify content and plan the magazine.  Editorial meetings are usually on Monday mornings from 10-12 noon approximately 24 weeks per annum (8 weeks prior to each publication)

  • Features contributors are welcome to contribute articles of interest whenever they can.  

Key Tasks

  • Magazine planning

  • Editing articles

  • Proof reading

  • writing copy

IT Buddies (volunteers)

Purpose

  • To enable visually impaired people to use IT in their daily life

  • Good communication and IT skills

  • Enjoy meeting and helping people

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • A sense of humour

Key Tasks

  • To assist the IT project Co ordinater

  • To work alongside service users

  • To demonstrate IT specialist equipment/software

  • To create a welcoming atmosphere

Two references will be required

A DBS check will also be undertaken

Club Leaders

Purpose

  • To enable a Visually Impaired person to access a social club

  • Good organisation skills

  • Enjoy meeting people

  • Working within a team and under own initiative

  • Excellent communication skills, patience and a good sense of humour

Key Tasks

  • Welcome New Members

  • Welcome and introduce speakers

  • Help with organising speakers and entertainers

  • Help with fundraising for your own club

  • Chair meeting with your team of volunteers for club planning

  • To oversee the Treasurer and club Secretary

  • Two references’ and a DBS clearance will be required 

Club Treasurer for Stratford

Purpose

  • To enable a Visually Impaired person to access a social club

  • Good organisation skills and ability to keep basic accounts

  • Enjoy meeting people

  • Working within a team and under own initiative

  • Excellent communication skills, patience and a good sense of humour

Key Tasks

  • Keeping a basic account of income and expenditure

  • Reconciling accounts at year end

  • Managing the bank account and making payments as required

  • Support your fellow volunteers with club activities

Club Helpers for Stratford - other areas also

Purpose

  • To assist the Club Leader with the smooth running of the club

  • Enjoy meeting people

  • Excellent communication skills, patience and a good sense of humour

  • Working within a team

  • A regular commitment of approx 3hours per club meeting

Key Tasks

  • Meet and greet members as they arrive at the club and help get the members settled in

  • Help make and serve refreshments – Tea coffee

  • Help wash up

  • Mingle and chat to members

  • Two references’ required

Volunteer Drivers

Purpose

  • To transport a Visually Impaired person to a social club /event

  • Use of own car

  • A full valid driving licence

  • Fully comprehensive insurance and MOT if required

  • Knowledge of local area

  • Enjoy meeting and helping people

  • Patience and a sense of humour

Key Tasks

  • To take Visually Impaired members to social clubs and Drop In Centres in your locality.

  • To arrive at venues at the agreed time.

  • To welcome passengers and assist them in and out of the vehicle.

  • To report any accidents or incidents to WAB

  • To complete any paperwork accurately

  • To commit to driving on a regular basis

  • Two references and a DBS (formally CRB) will be required

  • Mileage expenses paid