"I have helped out on a Friday for the past two years now, this has given me so much confidence I feel once again I can contribute. I am treated with respect and class myself as one of the team. Getting up and coming to Volunteer also helped me in other ways. I realised I was independent and I went to Chesterfield on my own for the first time in my life. In january last year I was offered a job in admin part time for a local company. I love my new job; I feel that the encouragement and support from the Bolsover team contributed to my finding employment."

Jo

"I constantly signpost Carers to Sight Support Derbyshire, confident in the knowledge they will be given the help and support they need".

Area Co-ordinator: Derbyshire Carers Association

Sport and Leisure

To volunteer for Sports and Leisure Activities involves:

  • Acting as a sighted guide
  • Accompany the minibus drivers on home pick-ups.
  • Act as a sighted guide in the pool for swimmers.
  • Act as a guide and/or companion on a holiday.
  • Working with younger members involved in sporting activities such as ten-pin bowling, tandem riding, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                         Below are two examples of specific areas that we need volunteers to help in.

Social Group  Organizer

The Ashbourne ACTIV group has been helping people with varying degrees of sight loss to get out and about and enjoy life. Around 20 visually impaired people belong to the group, which is run by volunteers. They meet twice a month on Wednesdays from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Town Head in Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne for outings, entertainment and a good old chat.

What you will do: Organize and plan activities and trips in agreement with the group members.  Act as a sighted guide at the social group and on trips to places of interest. Where you have the use of a car, transporting visually impaired members to the meeting and to organised events locally.

Skills you will need to have: Good communication skills, good organisation and people skills.

Social Group Activity Assistant

The Ashbourne ACTIV group has been helping people with varying degrees of sight loss to get out and about and enjoy life. Around 20 visually impaired people belong to the group, which is run by volunteers. They meet twice a month on Wednesdays from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Town Head in Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne for outings, entertainment and a good old chat.

What you will do: Help organize and plan activities and trips in agreement with the group members.  Act as a sighted guide at the social group and on trips to places of interest. Where you have the use of a car, transporting visually impaired members to the meeting and to organised events locally.

Skills you will need to have: Good communication skills, good organisation and people skills.

With all volunteer positions we offer:

Training and Support: We will give you visual impairment training and specific training of the tasks. A member of staff will give you support and will meet with you on a regular basis to see how things are going.

Expenses: We will reimburse your out of pocket expenses in line with our expenses policy.

Before you start: You will need to provide us with the names of two people who can give us a reference for you. There will also be a CRB check.

This is an excellent opportunity to help enhance the quality of life for visually impaired people throughout Derbyshire.                                                                                                                                                                         For further details on how you can volunteer please contact:  volunteering@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk or call 01332 292262.

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