Royal National Institute of Blind People Needs Volunteers

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is running residential activity programmes in August and October for young people aged 14-17 with sight loss. The location is Castle Head Field Centre, Grange over Sands, Cumbria.

Volunteers are needed to help with outdoor pursuits, team games and conservation activity, so the young people can increase self-confidence and independence, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

Volunteers will provide support in running activities, offer support and guidance with activities such as climbing, canoeing, wildlife walks, bushcraft, hiking and camping. Help young people gain the John Muir Award, an environmental award earned through discovering, exploring and looking after the natural surroundings.

You must be over 18 and have enthusiasm, confidence and patience, and understanding of high standard of safety. You will gain a chance to make a difference and get to work with young people. You will be needed 72 hours per event. This role requires a DBS Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity with children.

You will receive:

  • Induction
  • Understanding Sight Loss pack
  • Expenses
  • Training as appropriate

For more information, contact Pete Inman, Children & Young People Co-ordinator at RNIB, on 0151 702 5717 or email peter.inman@rnib.org.uk.

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