OPP OF THE DAY: Community Volunteer – Royal Society for Blind Children

Our amazing Community Volunteers play a key role in championing RSBC’s work and raising vital funds to help blind children live a life without limits. We are looking to recruit more dedicated individuals to join Team RSBC and volunteer in their local community.

There are 2 ways to volunteer as a community volunteer:

  • Be a champion – promote RSBC’s work through schools, local clubs, community groups or workplaces. You could give (online) talks in your local community, share RSBC news with people you know or recruit more volunteers and supporters.
  • Be a fundraiser – raise vital funds to support our work through your own online or in-person fundraising campaign or challenge. You could organise a coffee morning, bake-off competition or an online sale of hand-made crafts, or complete a personal challenge to raise funds.

Community Volunteer role could be either entirely online (emails, zoom, social media platforms etc.) or you could go out in the community and talk to people face-to-face (government rules permitting). You can involve your family, friends, neighbours, work or university colleagues or people you don’t know yet – reach out in your local community and get them involved as well.

This is a very flexible role – there are no specific days or times to volunteer. As the role is carried out from home or/and in your community, you can choose when to volunteer yourself.

There is no specific duration of the role. The flexibility of the role allows you to spend as much time volunteering as you can – either this being a day or 6 months. It really is up to each individual volunteer.


Tadeja Zajec
Email: volunteers@rsbc.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: New Branch Team Leader (Sandwell) – Kendall and Wall Charitable Trust

Kendall & Wall Charitable Trust is trying to combat loneliness and social isolation by organising outings for elderly and disabled people. We have a number of wheelchair accessible minibuses.

We are based in Lichfield but provide a service to a much wider area, including Sandwell.

We are planning to open a branch in West Bromwich to cover the Sandwell area. We are looking for an individual to head up the new branch. He/she will take the lead in setting up the new office, which may initially be in the volunteer’ own home.

With a great deal of support from our Lichfield office he/she will:

• establish the West Bromwich/Sandwell office

• recruit volunteers to drive minibuses and look after clients

• set up a database of volunteers and clients

• organise a programme of outings to start later this year

• publicise the new service amongst members of the public

• liaise with local care homes, housing associations and charitable groups

Kendall & Wall Charitable Trust will fund the setting up of the new branch and will provide a minibus but it is anticipated that the branch will become self-funding after a year or two.

The volunteer leader must :

• be enthusiastic

• have lots of energy,

• have good leadership skills

• have experience of working in the voluntary sector


Michael Wall
Tel: 01543 897131
Email: enquiries@kendallandwall.org