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Assist In National Eye Health Week

Published on: 9 Jul, 2015
Updated on: 9 Jul, 2015

A charity that works with blind and partially sighted people in Surrey is appealing for some volunteer help in Guildford during National Eye Health Week that runs from September 21 to 25.

Sight for ~SurreySight for Surrey needs people to help raise awareness of the week, which will feature an event in Guildford on September 25 where advice and information will be given, along with fun things to do.

There are volunteering opportunities to suit individuals or teams of people.

What’s involved:

  • Help in the admin prior to the event on September 25, for example preparing information bags
  • Help placing promotional materials for events in the local community
  • Help in transporting event materials to the venue
  • Help in the setting up at the event
  • Engaging members of the public in a friendly and enthusiastic manner
  • Handing out information or encouraging participation in activities, for example our buzzwire game
  • Encouraging people who would like more information on our services, fundraising and volunteering opportunities to leave their details so we may contact them
  • Help in clearing up after the event, for example packing away display materials

Volunteers for this role will have the following qualities:

  • Confident working with members of the public
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Approachable and friendly
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Positive “can do” attitude

Sight for Surrey’s volunteer recruitment co-ordinator Sue Howson said: “This is a very flexible volunteer role. You will have the opportunity to select which events you can attend. You can fit your volunteering around your existing commitments, so the hours for this role are negotiable and on an ad hoc basis which is mutually convenient.

“We are committed to developing and supporting our volunteers and if after participating in the week you would like to get more involved we would be delighted to let you know about the many other volunteering opportunities we have available. We pay 40 pence a mile for the journeys you undertake on behalf of the organisation.”

You can sign up via Voluntary Action South West Surrey’s website by clicking here.

Or contact Sight for Surrey direct on 01372 377701.

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