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Kirklees Visual Impairment Network

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  • Posted 5 months ago
Peer Support Volunteer: Visual Impairments (Huddersfield)

Kirklees Visual Impairment Network is a user-led organisation run by and for people with Visual Impairments (VIs). We want to be able to enrich visually impaired people’s lives through enabling them to use products and technology (equipment, software and apps) that can help them be as independent as possible and enjoy life to the full. We run drop-in peer support sessions in Huddersfield and Dewsbury to support people to know what technology may benefit them and train them to use them.

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Peer Support Volunteer: Visual Impairments (Huddersfield)
  • About the Volunteer Role
    We need people with Visual Impairments to help run our drop-in peer support sessions in Huddersfield by sharing their knowledge of products and technology. You will be volunteering alongside other peer supporters to learn together about products and technology available, develop your own skills and pass on your knowledge to others attending. We run friendly and informal drop in sessions where we welcome everyone and try to meet their needs to live independent lives. The drop-ins are also an opportunity to socialise and offer support to each other. Our drop-in sessions in Huddersfield take place 10am - 4pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Kirklees Visual Impairment Network, LG12, Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP. We offer a flexible approach to volunteering to suit your individual needs.
  • Role
  • Type Of Regular
    Required to Volunteer on
  • Date
    Wednesday Daytime, Thursday Daytime, Friday Daytime
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Befriending/Support/Care, IT/Social Media, Teaching/Mentoring
  • Special Requirements
    Disabled Access, References required, We offer travel expenses. You will be undertaking this role in a space where there are Guide Dogs present. You will have lived experience of Visual Impairment.
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