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Sight Loss Researcher

KVIN is a network of staff, volunteers and service users who help break down stereotypes of people with sight loss and encourage them to reach their full potential. We offer emotional support, guidance and friendship as well as providing peer support to help people with visual impairments learn to effectively use and make the most of technology such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and various apps for phones and tablets.
As the charity is user-led, it is run by people with visual impairments and is a real lifeline for people who think they have to give up doing all the things they like due to sight loss.
At the moment we are providing this support virtually by Zoom and over the phone. To make sure we can support people to maintain their independence, wellbeing and choice we are using the Sight Loss MOT toolkit. To complete this toolkit we will be providing service users information they have requested. Before we can do this we need to compile this information so that it is readily available.




Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Sight Loss Researcher
  • About the Volunteer Role

    We need organised and proactive people to;

    • find out the relevant information needed for the Sight Loss MOT toolkit.
    • collate and write up the information found for filing.
    • check the information is clear and concise.

    You will need  a computer with email and experience of using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and making internet searches.

    Location: Flexible, from home or at our offices in either Brian Jackson House, Huddersfield or Whitfield Centre, Batley. (Home based only during Lockdown 3 until restricts ease.)

    Days and times: Flexible days and hours from 3 hours per week. KVIN staff available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for induction and supervision.

    Who you are:
    You are organised and like a challenge.
    You enjoy working from your own initiative and are self motivated.
    You want to give your time to KVIN to benefit local people with visual impairments.

    What you will gain:
    Become part of a friendly and dedicated team.
    Meet new people and make friends (virtually).
    Gain skills and experience for your career.
    Be offered training opportunities to develop in your role.

    Additional information:
    You will need 2 references before you can start this role.
    An induction to the organisation and role will be provided.
    Travel expenses will be reimbursed and any other out of pocket expenses incurred.
    You may undertake your role in spaces where there are Guide Dogs present.
    KVIN have a flexible approach to volunteering and a variety of roles available to suit individuals who want to get involved.

  • Role
  • When you can volunteer
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Admin / Retail
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required
Opportunities Location

Anywhere in Kirklees, Volunteer from Home

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