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Support People who are Visually Impaired - Assisting Attendees at Conference

Fighting Blindness

About Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity funding and enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. We provide a professional counselling service to support people and families affected by sight loss. Through education and advocacy Fighting Blindness works to empower everyone in Ireland living with severe vision impairment. Fighting Blindness is involved with rare, genetic, age-related and degenerative conditions and represents the 224,000 adults and children in Ireland who are affected by severe vision impairment.

What's Involved

Are you free on Saturday 16th November and like to support people who are visually impaired at an event? The event is a conference designed for people who are living with sight loss and their families, covering; recent research, supports available, selfcare and advocacy.

On the day, tasks will include:
1. Guiding someone who is blind or visually impaired
2. Assisting people to their seats and to different sessions
3. Assisting with tea/coffee
4. Assisting with guide dogs
5. Manning information desks and assisting with other event tasks as required.

Information and training will be provided about how to guide someone who has a vision impairment.

Time Commitment
Orientation and training will take place at 8.00am on the morning of the event. The event will start at 8.45am. We will need volunteers until about 2.30pm

What's required for this position

1. Strong verbal communication skills
2. Good teamwork
3. Ability to work flexibly
4. Experience volunteering at events
5. Experience working with people with sight loss preferred but not required.

Training and supoprt will be provided.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 4hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Yes

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will learn new skills about how to assist and guide someone who has a vision impairment. They will have the opportunity to meet new people and learn about what it is like to live with a vision impairment.

Getting there

Location of eevnt

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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