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Craft class volunteer

Craft class volunteer
Vision Support Harrogate District
Description of the role:

This role involves supporting one or both of our craft classes in our Centre, giving opportunities for visually impaired people to develop and utilize their craft skills, socialize and enjoy themselves. You will assist them in their chosen activity, encouraging their ideas whilst not taking over, chatting and getting to know them and be a friendly presence that will draw people into activity at our Centre. Our volunteers are happy to help with setting up and tidying away sessions as well as making tea and coffee.

We run sessions for on a Tuesday 10am til noon & 1pm - 3pm

The role will require a DBS Check. This opportunity is open to volunteers on a long term commitment and we would encourage people over the age of 18 to apply. Our Centre is accessible for wheelchair users.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No special skills or particular aptitude for craft work is required.

Our volunteers are outgoing and have a friendly demeanour and show an obvious interest in other people. You will be happy to assist with basic tasks and be able to liaise with people of any age, including people with other disabilities as well as a visual impairment.

Practical information:

We are behind the train station and a short walk to the bus station and bus stops. We are opposite the Victoria Car Park and disc parking. We have a small car park on site.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Vision Support Harrogate District
23 East Parade
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 25.03.2019
Organisation Information

The Centre is an independent, local charity that supports visually impaired people in Harrogate and the surrounding district. We seek to enable visually impaired adults from the age of 18 and above to live independently and provide opportunities to meet and interact with others. We offer Information technology training; provide advice on help that is available; information on visual impairments and have talking clocks. watches and other equipment to view and order if required
We run various craft and other groups (See the daily schedule) on a regular basis There are also opportunities to socialise, including meals out and excursions. In addition to activities in the Centre, we make home visits and run a telephone befriending service to help tackle social isolation.
Open Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm

Charity number: 211436