About the role
Our volunteers are an essential part of our organisation, enabling us to provide a wide range of services to clients. By helping as a volunteer driver you are developing your communication and interpersonal skills and being aware of the importance of time keeping. Your role enables those with a visual impairment or hard of hearing to access to our Resource Centre where they can find devices to help them at home or allow them to attend classes we run to support their independence and reduce their sense of loneliness and social isolation.
This role would suit someone wanting to volunteer on an ad hoc basis as the needs of our clients can fluctuate. Timings will vary but will be predominantly daytime with the occasional evenings required to help some of our Trustees attend Board Meetings.
Do you have a clean driving licence, a few hours to spare on an ad hoc basis and the desire to help those with a visual impairment or hard of hearing access Sight for Surrey’s services?
We are looking for someone reliable, with strong communication and interpersonal skills to transport clients unable to attend our Resource Centre or classes without the aid of a driver.
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following particular areas - Cranleigh, Farnham, Hindhead and Lingfield
All volunteers are required to have training appropriate to the role, these can include safeguarding, lone working and how to safely guide someone with a visual impairment.
Sight for Surrey will reimburse travel expenses. For car users we pay 45 pence a mile for the journeys you undertake on behalf of the organisation. For those using public transport we would require tickets or proof of payment. We also hold regular social events and an annual awards evening which allows our volunteers to meet each other.
Please be aware that due to the nature of the role, volunteers are required to have an enhanced police check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Sight for Surrey would apply for this on your behalf at no cost to yourself.
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Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey is a charitable organisation that delivers specialist services to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, have a vision impairment or combined sight and hearing loss. We provide services across Surrey so people may lead fuller, more independent lives.