Volunteering

Public Speaker for Children, Young people and Youth professional Lisburn Area -11778

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB NI)

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Are you a confident public speaker? We're looking for confident and outgoing public speakers to raise awareness about living with sight loss to children, young people and youth professionals .

Help RNIB NI smash the barriers that stop people with sight loss living life to the full through RNIB NI’s Awareness Raising Programme.   

We're looking for confident and outgoing public speakers to raise awareness about living with sight loss to children, young people and youth professionals.  The aim of our Programme is to raise awareness about living with sight loss and to support the curriculum taught in primary schools around the senses

This role requires you to complete RNIB’s Level 1 Safeguarding Training.

Access NI check not required.

Focusing within the Lisburn area

Closing Date

Wednesday / 07 October 2020 9:00am
9:00am

Contact Details

Donna McNicholl, Family Support Officer

RNIB NI Children, Youth and Families Service

Telephone: T: 028 9033 6545 (Direct Line)

M: 077 7269 3446

T: 028 9032 9373 (RNIB NI Reception)

Email: [email protected]

 

Victoria House, 15 - 17 Gloucester St
Belfast
BT1 4LS
United Kingdom

More Information

What will I be doing?

  • Delivering talks about living with sight loss and the inclusion of children and adults with sight loss at all levels across society
  • Helping to prevent unnecessary sight loss by promoting eye health messages to children, young people and youth professionals
  • Feeding back on the number of people you reach from talks delivered
  • Promoting RNIB’s campaigns and fundraising initiatives (where feasible) to youth professionals.

 

What skills and qualities can I bring to this role?

  • Good communication skills
  • Friendliness, enthusiasm and reliability
  • Ability to speak confidently and engage children, young people and youth professionals
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to undertake your role independently and deliver talks as per RNIB’s content that fits with the curriculum
  • Willingness to undertake training/refresher training and attend occasional volunteer meetings.
  • Have a passion to inform others about living with sight loss.

 

When will I be needed?

As and when required.  Talks in an educational setting usually take place in the morning and talks to youth groups normally take place during the evening.  We have more demand from schools during September, October and November.

 

Location

Lisburn.

 

What will I gain from the role?

  • Personal satisfaction from helping RNIB NI:
  • as a catalyst for change towards an inclusive society
  • to inform children and adults about sight loss and how to keep their eyes healthy
  • support the school curriculum around the senses
  • Using and developing your skills as a speaker
  • Meeting new people.

 

What support will I be given?

  • Induction
  • Understanding sight Loss training
  • RNIB’s Safeguarding Level 1 training
  • Speaker training
  • Opportunity to feed into the Programme
  • Refresher training on the above as and when required
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Support from your volunteer manager (Family Support Officer).