We’re recruiting for volunteers! Get involved

KVIN is a network of staff, volunteers and service users who help break down stereotypes of people with sight loss and encourage them to reach their full potential. We offer emotional support, guidance and friendship as well as providing peer support to help people with visual impairments learn to effectively use and make the most of technology such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and various apps for phones and tablets. As the charity is user-led, it is run by people with visual impairments and is a real lifeline for people who think they have to give up doing all the things they like due to sight loss.

To do this we are currently providing virtual support by Zoom and over the phone. We are expanding our services to provide additional information sessions to share useful information about services and technology and activity groups to have some fun with others and perhaps learn something new. We are seeking both Visually Impaired and sighted volunteers to help us expand our service.

Could you lead a virtual or face to face group in a fun activity? We are looking for people who can help bring people together socially to keep conversation going and make sure people enjoy themselves. If you have a particular skill you could share with others such as; easy exercise, cooking, book club, crafts, or wellbeing, we’d like to hear from you!

Could you lead a virtual or face to face information session for people with Visual Impairments? We are looking for people who can share their knowledge as a person living with sight loss to benefit others. Could you share the useful tips you have developed to help you maintain independence? Which gadgets do you use or which technology such as apps have made life easier?

We can work flexibly with volunteers and are willing to try new ideas.

Do you have excellent Admin and organisational skills? Help make sure these new activities run smoothly by organising the activity diary, promote them and record the monitoring data afterwards.

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like to find out more, contact Claire Drake, Volunteer and Events Coordinator Email: claire.drake@kvin.org.uk Mobile: 07708054245

Click the links for more information about each role;

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!