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  • Kirkcaldy Macular Support Group, Support Volunteers
    with Macular Society

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90273 - Created/last updated: 12/09/2022



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    About this opportunity:The Macular Society is the UK's leading charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support. Macular disease causes sight loss, for example when reading, looking at photos or watching television and affects mainly older people.

    The groups provide information, support and new friendships to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends. Whether you can spare a few hours or a couple of days a week, you'll be doing something great to help. By giving your time, you will help the society to reach the thousands of people living with macular disease and sight loss in your area and provide life-changing support.

    You will be volunteering as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the group.

    Tasks shared by volunteers may include:

    -Welcoming members and guests, sharing information, wrapping things up at the end.

    -Organising guest speakers and suggesting social activities.

    -Keeping in touch with group members, maintaining a list of members and sharing updates with head office.

    -Collecting meeting subs.

    -Setting out the chairs, serving tea and coffee

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:The Macular Society value our volunteers and they provide the support you need to be confident and successful in your role. You will learn more about them, their work, more about macular disease and subjects that are important to them such as confidentiality and looking after yourself and others. Their programme is flexible and you can take part in some of it from the comfort of your own home. Your regional manager is on hand for individual support and you can enjoy the wider help offered as a member of our volunteer network.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We can pay public transport rates and can reimburse volunteers every week if needed. Mileage may also be paid if reasonable.

    Experience required:No specific requirements for experience were provided by the organisation.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe group will be meeting at Kirkcaldy Galleries from March/April 2022. The group meets monthly on the last Monday of the month at 11am.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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