Useful Vision organises a range of entertaining and stimulating activities for vision-impaired children and their families across the North East. We also run skills workshops for older children and teenagers who have sight loss to help them develop the skills and confidence to move towards positive living; as well as very sensory focused toddler groups for the younger children.
It would not be possible to run any of our activities without the assistance of volunteers to help on the day. The Activity Volunteer will work alongside the Activities Co-ordinators to ensure that our activities and skills workshops run smoothly and that vision impaired children and their families have an enjoyable experience. Volunteers can commit to as many or as few activities as they can manage – we always give plenty of notice of up-and-coming activities. These can include farm visits, arts and crafts, dance, drama or bushcrafting!
Activity Volunteering is a great way to develop a variety of skills, such as good communication, working as part of a team, using your own initiative, and working towards organisation policies and procedures.
All volunteers will receive Visual Awareness Training, undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, and receive regular support and supervision from both the Activities Co-ordinator and Volunteer Co-ordinator during volunteering. All volunteer costs, including travel, will be reimbursed.
The activity volunteer will work alongside the events co-coordinators to ensure that our activities and skills workshops run smoothly and that vision impaired children and their families have an enjoyable experience.
About Useful Vision NT
Supporting visually impaired children and their families across the North East with a range of positive opportunities and activities. Delivering skills workshops, toddler groups, indoor and outdoor activities.
What skills do I need?
Friendly and outgoing character All training will be provided
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
Will require a criminal record check as well as references
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Transport costs reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 26/03/2019
End Date: 28/07/2022
Independent Visitor Service North Tyneside Council
Age UK North Tyneside
Every Resident a Reader - NT Council
MHA Communities North Tyneside
Meadow Well Connected NT