As a volunteer you will be supporting people living with sight loss with their audio equipment Installing and providing instruction.
The role involves visiting blind and partially sighted in their homes across the borough installing their new equipment and teaching them how to use it.
All appointments are pre-arranged (no cold calling). The role is based locally (West London area) and you will be asked to travel a reasonable distance within your local area. Training will be provided. Each visit takes about 1 hour and we would envisage there would be between 2 to 4 visits a month.
The role is flexible and regular support is provided, the role will involve contacting recipients to agree an appointment time, installing and demonstrating our equipment, completing the paperwork for each visit and following up with a phone call if necessary and returning old and broken sets and arranging repairs with the manufactures.
About British Wireless for the Blind Fund (West London)
Launched in 1928, British Wireless for the Blind Fund provides specially modified audio equipment. We have been providing radios to visually impaired. Providing the equipment on a free loan to those who are unable to afford a specially adapted radio we help improve the daily lives of visually impaired people.
For people with sight loss, life becomes a challenge; not just the difficulty of getting out and about, but also the everyday tasks that we take for granted - like turning on the radio in the morning to listen to the news. We work alongside a network of local agents, including blind societies and local authority sensory teams to enable us to provide our service all throughout the UK.
Times you can volunteer
Monday: Mornings, Afternoons
Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons
Wednesday: Mornings, Afternoons
Thursday: Mornings, Afternoons
Friday: Mornings, Afternoons
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