The Wilberforce Trust are committed to supporting people with sight loss and hearing loss, we do this through our supported living accommodation, low vision clinic, visual awareness training, sensory awareness sessions and activities within the living and learning zone.
Our vision is to see a world in which all people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities, are truly integrated in society with equal opportunities in all aspects of life, and to know that our passion and commitment have been influential in bringing this about.
Our mission is to be a leading provider of high quality support, training and care services, and to create opportunities, for people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities; to encourage and facilitate the development of these on a local, regional and national basis by being a model of good practice. Our aim is to do this in a way which enhances the quality of life of those we work with.
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Volunteering with the Trust is a great way to support individuals with sight and/or sensory loss in York and Tadcaster. We have a variety of volunteer roles which we are currently recruiting for:
Volunteer Event and Fundraising Support – We regularly hold events to raise awareness of and funds for the work that the Trust does around York, Tadcaster and North Yorkshire. We need volunteers to join us at these events to support with the setting up and running of sessions, to be an ambassador for the Trust and engage with the general public, bucket collections, and where possible support with planning and organisation prior to the event itself. We are also keen to hear from you if there are specific activities you’d like to undertake to raise funds for the Trust.
Volunteer Community Engagement Officer – Could you engage with a range of people to raise awareness and understanding of living with visual impairments and other sensory impairments such as hearing loss, encourage people to engage with services and activities, and have proven experience of facilitating groups? We are looking for a volunteer to develop and facilitate focus groups, identify and contact organisations to book in talks, develop and deliver talks to these groups (the latter is optional) and share your own personal experiences of sight and/or hearing loss (where relevant).
Volunteer Community Stories Co-ordinator – Would you like to give people with visual and hearing impairments the opportunity to share their stories and experiences, in order to raise awareness of visual and hearing impairments, how these affect an individual’s life, and how they have been supported by the Wilberforce Trust? We would also like to capture our volunteer’s stories. We want to document these stories to give people with visual and hearing impairments a voice, raise the profile of the Trust, and raise awareness of the services people can access and how they can engage with us.
To find out more or for an application form, please contact Pip Myring via email – firstname.lastname@example.org