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project: Forest Sensory Services
  • Forge Centre, Valley Road, Cinderford Glos
  • GL14 2LJ
  • 1 - 6
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About the opportunity

Disability

Driving - collecting clients from their home and bringing them into classes. Using your own car but being paid mileage allowance. Office - assisting with all sorts of admin duties Tea making - for our clients as socialising is thirsty work! Artwork - doing our display boards within the centre Publicity - helping us to do press releases Accounts - Keeping our records up to date and accurate Cooking - A volunteer to help with the cooking class Systems & operations reviewer - to look at our admin systems, record how they work and produce a training programme for other volunteers.

Weekly
2
36

All volunteers will be DBS checked

just bring your lovely selves

About the project

A small local project which supports those people living and coming to terms with sight and hearing loss.

Our main aims are to reduce isolation, provide help advice and support through activities. These activities include computer classes, balance class, lunch club, reading group, handbell ringing, cookery class, singing and the occasional day out.

We deliver ongoing support through our Eye Care Liaison Service alongside training in eccentric viewing, magnifier advise and equipment for daily living.

We are an inclusive organisation which encourages those we are supporting to get involved with the running of the organisation.

Our wonderful team of Volunteers contribute a great deal towards the smooth running of the organisation. We have all sorts of volunteering roles from making the tea, helping in the office or running a class. There is also lots of driving to do as the Forest of Dean, which is the area we cover, is vast and we therefore offer subsidised transport to our events.

When

Mon 04 Sep 2017 to Mon 03 Sep 2018
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Volunteering impact

600

We currently support 350 people with sensory loss. The ethos of our organisation is to also support the families and carers of these people. We do this by encouraging the 350 people to be independent and to attend classes via our transport system. We change lives. That first small step of becoming involved snowballs very quickly and we watch people regain not only independence but self esteem and confidence. Often the first step is the start of a journey which brings life fulfillment again. we are so important in the instigation of this journey.