Link Up Volunteer at Thomas Pocklington Trust

Link Up volunteers support people with sight loss to attend social and leisure activities on a one to one basis

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Hours per week 3 hours
Location Link Ups take place across all London boroughs The Head Office address is Pocklington Hub, Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LG
Description

Join a dedicated team of volunteers supporting the work of Thomas Pocklington Trust and its associated charities to enable people with sight loss to develop independence and participate fully in communities across London.
Link Up volunteers enable people with sight loss to attend social and leisure activities across London by providing 1:1 support. Link Up volunteers meet, greet and support people who are blind or partially sighted to access some of London’s many attractions such as museums, exhibitions, theatres, sports events, parks and historical palaces.

You should be aged 18+ and able to commit once a month for a minimum of six months. No formal experience is required as full induction and training will be provided for this role.
Not only will you have the opportunity to meet new people and develop your knowledge, skills and experience, but you will also be providing an invaluable service to people living with sight loss across London.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

You will receive one full day induction covering professional boundaries, safeguarding, vision awareness, sighted guide and lone working

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: You need to be lively, cheery and welcoming. You should enjoy talking to people and find it easy to start and keep up conversations

Desirable: You don’t need to have experience of supporting people who are blind or partially sighted as we will provide training and support

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

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