Are you visually impaired, over the age of 18 and passionate about making a difference?

Our newly formed Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council, which raises awareness of the issues faced by blind and partially sighted people, is looking for enthusiastic visually impaired volunteers.

 

What will you be doing?

Our Sight Loss Council is led by Engagement Manager Alun Davies. The council meets once a month to discuss priorities and put forward ideas for future projects. You will work closely with businesses, charities, transport hubs, local politicians and other service providers to improve access to services for visually impaired people living in Gloucestershire. For example, you might help deliver visual awareness training to bus drivers, or work with shopping centres to consider people with visual impairments in their layout and lighting.

Why should I join?

By becoming an SLC member, you’ll pick up  a host of valuable skills which may include learning to advocate for yourself and others, getting confident with public speaking, organising events, and much more. We’ll focus on your strengths and interests and help you build them up. These are all skills that will really help your CV stand out when applying for jobs.

It is also a great opportunity to meet a great bunch of like-minded people, who like you, are passionate about supporting and campaigning for others.

How do I join?

To find out more about becoming a Sight Loss Council member, download the volunteer role description and get in touch with Engagement manager Alun Davies by emailing: [email protected], or calling 07779 169 019