We offer a wide range of volunteer roles to suit individual interests and skills. You’ll find some examples of roles below, or if you have different skills to offer, we’d love to talk you about how you can help in a new role.

Malvern Talking News – Technical Editor (Digital Audio) Required!

Sight Concern Worcestershire require a Technical Editor for the Malvern Talking News (Volunteer). Due to the restrictions imposed with Covid-19 we are unable to record and issue the Malvern Talking News in the way that we always have and are moving towards an online, digital service to replace the old system. For this to happen we require two Technical Editors to join us. This will require someone who is confident with IT and ideally has some experience in digital audio editing, although training will be provided for those who have not. The volunteer will be required to collate and assemble the audio recordings of news articles that are emailed to us, using a piece of software called Audactiy, in the order set out by the News Editor and then submit this to the Communications and Data Officer for distribution. The time required to undertake this task should be 2 to 4 hours monthly, though as the Technical Editor becomes used to the role it may take less time.

To apply for this role contact Jackie Murral, Volunteer Coordinator j.murral@sightconcern.co.uk or call 07507 830546

 

Volunteer Gardeners needed

Whilst the Bradbury Centre has been closed, the garden has run a little wild and we really need to tidy the outside areas ready for when we are able to reopen to clients. However like others in the charity sector we are struggling with a drop in our income whilst we cannot run any fundraising events. We are still supporting people living with sight loss during the lockdown and its gradual easing, and need to channel our limited funds into direct support.  

Would you be able to help us by offering your time and energy to initially do some clearing in the garden and then perhaps ongoing maintenance? We have a limited supply of garden tools, but you may prefer to bring your own. It will also be necessary to remove some of the garden rubbish to the nearby tip, so if you have a car, that would be helpful. You will be able to work safely as there are some staff in the centre for washing your hands and using the toilet facilities. 

For more information please contact Jackie Murrall, Volunteer Coordinator E: j.murrall@sightconcern.co.uk  T: 07507 830546

 

Volunteer Decorators wanted

Whilst the Bradbury Centre is closed to clients we would like to smarten up some of the public areas ready for when we are able to reopen. However like others in the charity sector we are struggling with a drop in our income whilst we cannot run any fundraising events. We are still supporting people living with sight loss during the lockdown and its gradual easing, and need to channel our limited funds into direct support.  

Would you be able to help us by offering your time, skills and energy to do some simple painting and decorating for us?  We will provide the materials and you will be able to work safely as there are some staff in the centre for washing your hands and using the toilet facilities. 

For more information please contact Jackie Murrall, Volunteer Coordinator E: j.murrall@sightconcern.co.uk  T: 07507 830546 

Community Support

Community support volunteering opportunities

Support Group Volunteers

  • Greet people and help them feel welcome, comfortable and safe
  • Guide group members as appropriate
  • Help with, and support, activities as appropriate
  • Assist with making and serving refreshments, and clearing up afterwards, as appropriate
  • Assist with taking group members on trips and outings
  • Various committee roles (Malvern and Kidderminster only)

Malvern Talking Newspaper

  • Attend recording sessions with your team every 6-8 weeks
  • Read out news articles to be recorded for distribution to people with sight loss
  • Assist with use of the recording equipment

SocialEyes Volunteers

Our SocialEyes Volunteers provide support to people with sight loss to enable them to enjoy social and leisure activities.

Read more about SocialEyes Volunteers here or browse our list of SocialEyes volunteering opportunities here.

Event/Activity Support

Volunteering opportunities

Publicity Volunteers

  • Help the Volunteering Team to identify key hubs in their local community where publicity material could be displayed e.g. in libraries, GP surgeries, shopping centres etc.
  • Distribute leaflets and information in their local area and update them every few months with the support of the Volunteering Team

Event Volunteers

  • Provide information about the charity, the services we offer and our volunteering opportunities at events, fairs and festivals
  • Help to support our events through a wide variety of tasks e.g. welcoming and registering participants, marshalling, holding collection buckets, selling raffle tickets or merchandise, setting up and taking down displays etc.

Speakers

People with sight loss give presentations to organisations and groups, talk about the impact Sight Concern has had on their lives and the lives of others, and raise awareness across the County

Speaker Assistants

  • Take our speaker representatives to events at venues around the county (this will usually require driving)
  • Assist the speaker when finding their way around the venue and locating facilities and key people
  • Help the speaker set up and take down any equipment required for the presentation

Administration Volunteers (at the Bradbury Centre in Worcester)

  • Type letters and e-mails
  • Photocopying, printing and shredding tasks
  • Help to prepare mail-outs for distribution
  • Occasionally our staff members need support with specific projects e.g. assisting with the preparation of fundraising events, making follow-up phone calls, sorting photos for display boards, updating our website pages and social media etc.

We welcome volunteers of all skills and abilities. You will be given relevant training for every role and will only be expected to undertake activities with which you feel comfortable. A current DBS certificate will be required for certain roles.

To talk about any of the roles listed above, please call us on 07507 830 546 to speak to Volunteer Coordinator, Jackie Murrall. You can also contact Jackie  by email on j.murrall@sightconcern.co.uk . We’d love you to join us!

 

 

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The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LH

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