Telephone:
0191 478 5959
Email:
contactus@sightservice.co.uk

Aiming to enable visually impaired people to enjoy the quality of life others take for granted.

Reception

Sight Service is one of the premier support agencies for people with visual impairments in the Gateshead and South Tyneside areas.

We provide information, training and support for people of all ages, their carers, families, employers and providers of public services. Sight Service can offer reading aids and life skills training as well as assessments at home.

Although we have employed specialist staff we also depend upon volunteers to support us.

The Role

Sight Service require volunteers to provide a friendly welcome to our visitors, answer the telephone, take messages and signpost people to the right place. You will be required to:

Greet visitors coming into reception
Answer the telephone and transfer calls to the appropriate person
Take and pass on messages
Assist visitors to sign in and out
Assist with postal tasks
Photocopying
Book taxis
Any other administration duties as and when required

Skills needed for this role

Good communication skills
Comfortable using the telephone
Reliable
Friendly

Why volunteer with us?

Gain experience of working with a high profile voluntary sector service provider
Experience to add to CV
Training that includes induction and an introduction to Visual Impairment Awareness
Each volunteer receives a Volunteer handbook and support from a dedicated member of staff and the Volunteer Co-ordinator

What support will be given?

Training that includes induction and an introduction to Visual Impairment Awareness
Each volunteer receives a Volunteer handbook and support from a dedicated member of staff and the Volunteer Co-ordinator
Expense paid (inline with company policy)

What do Sight Service require?

Initial Volunteer interview
Completed Volunteer Application Form
Two References
Criminal Record Check Information (DBS)

I am interested who do I contact?

If you would like to volunteer for Sight Service please contact us on 0191 4785959 or email contactus@sightservice.co.uk or download an application form from our resource page.