seescape social groups provide people living with visual impairments in Fife the chance to get together with others, receive peer support and enjoy company and activities. They are setting up a new Kirkcaldy based social group which will meet on a regular basis to provide a lifeline for people who are affected by visual impairments locally. It's likely the group will meet on a Wednesday afternoon 2-4pm at Hayfield Community Centre in Kirkcaldy (fortnightly to begin with, no meetings over summer school holidays (i.e. July-17 August 2022) Tasks can involve: escorting clients where required, providing sighted assistance at venues, preparing and serving refreshments, welcoming new members, having a chat, helping other volunteers organise and facilitate activities, making sure participants can enjoy activities safely and offering assistance where needed. It is expected that as a volunteer you will be able to commit to regular attendance, travel independently to and from venues, be warm and friendly as well as using initiative where required to help with the overall smooth running of the group.
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Reasonable travel costs reimbursed, for volunteers who travel via car this is 45p a mile. It is expected volunteers would not be travelling/claiming more than 10 miles to get to a venue where meetings take place, unless absolutely necessary or if agreed that will be transporting client/s. Full driver checks required (including insurance, MOT and driving license).
Warm, friendly and welcoming
Excellent all-round communication skills
Good social interaction with staff, volunteers and clients at all levels
Good organisation skills.
Awareness of general health and safety.
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