Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Volunteering

 

Carillion volunteers working in the Sensory Garden

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to support our work here at the Centre.

There is no need to have previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment; appropriate training will be given where needed, including an introduction to sign language. All we do ask is that you have great people skills and a willingness to learn!

We have specific opportunities for volunteers throughout the Centre, including; drivers, sighted guides, café helpers and assistance maintaining our sensory garden alongside our day to day opportunities.

What we need from you is a commitment to spend some time with us, which could be as little as three hours a month to several hours a week depending on the time you have available.

In return we offer:

  • Induction training

 

  • Sighted guide training

 

  • Social opportunities

 

  • Work experience and the chance to develop new skills

 

  • Written references to help with future employability

 

  • Free PVG check if needed

 

Volunteering is known to be one of the most rewarding things a person can do and according to a recent article volunteering could even be a ‘wonder drug’.

Below are some of our volunteers summing up what volunteering means to them. Centre Manager, Jacquie Winning commented:

“Volunteers are incredibly important to the Centre. They add diversity and broaden what we can offer to our Centre users. The benefits go both ways though and volunteering can be a life enhancing experience.”

If you would be interested in volunteering at Forth Valley Sensory Centre, please contact carolinestorey@forthvalleysensorycentre.org or call 01324 590 888

Volunteering in three montage

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