OPP OF THE DAY: Charity Shop eBay Volunteer – Beacon Centre

 

Hours available: Any amount of time Monday – Friday between 9am-4pm.

Purpose: To raise funds for the charity through the sales of goods on eBay

Summary of Duties:

  • To research possible eBay items and to gather as much information on unusual items before listing them online.
  • Ability to display and take a good photograph of the items.
  • Involved in uploading the information about goods for sale onto eBay.
  • Involved in packing and posting of the sold items.

Skills:

– This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience within a retail and online marketing environment.
– Open to applicants who have experience or are looking for more experience but must be IT literate and have an understanding of eBay.
– Good interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
– Good customer service skills for handling queries.

 

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Becky Green
Email – bgreen@beaconvision.org

 

OPP OF THE DAY: Black Country Talking News Volunteer – Beacon Centre

Hours available: Wednesday  A.M.

Purpose: Assisting staff to create a talking newspaper on a weekly basis for visually impaired clients.

Summary of duties 

  • To record audio transcriptions of newspapers for visually Impaired people
  • Reading from a newspaper or other various articles/materials whilst being recorded, in a recording booth
  • Editing of master copies of the talking newspaper (not essential)
  • Emptying and sorting of postal wallets
  • Copying and packing of newly recorded CD’s
  • Conducting Interviews with people from various backgrounds.

Skills:
• Clear and friendly recording voice
• Good communication skills and an outgoing and friendly approachable manner are essential, as are reliability and a commitment to confidentiality
• An opportunity to meet new people
• Ability/willingness to understand the issues faced by Individuals living with sight loss
• To be non-judgemental and have the ability to treat people with respect
• A DBS disclosure is required for this role

 

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Becky Green
Email – bgreen@beaconvision.org

OPP OF THE DAY: Black Country Talking News Sound Engineer Volunteer – Beacon Centre

Purpose:             
Assisting staff to create a talking newspaper on a weekly basis for visually impaired clients.

Summary of duties 

  • To record and edit audio transcriptions of newspapers and other items for visually Impaired people
  • Using music production software Adobe Audition to edit and create a talking news disc
  • Communicate with readers via talkback in the studio to adjust sound levels and ensure Microphone is at an adequate distance in front of reader
  • Editing of master copies of the talking newspaper
  • Emptying and sorting of postal wallets
  • Copying and packing of newly recorded CD’s

Skills:

• Clear and friendly voice
• Good communication skills and an outgoing and friendly approachable manner are essential, as are reliability and a commitment to confidentiality
• An opportunity to meet new people
• Ability/willingness to understand the issues faced by Individuals living with sight loss
• To be non-judgemental and have the ability to treat people with respect
• A DBS disclosure is required for this role

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Becky Green
Email – bgreen@beaconvision.org

OPP OF THE DAY: Assistive Technology Steering Group Volunteer – Beacon Centre

Hours available: 2 hours per month (this could increase based on project demands)

Purpose: To help shape assistive technology provision across the West Midlands. This will involve attending monthly meetings at various locations across the region.

Summary of Duties:

  • To work as a collective on relevant assistive technology topics and suggest ways of achieving improvements in service provision that benefit people who are partially sighted or blind.
  • To look at new ways that local sight loss organisations can identify and share assistive technology resources and explore possible joint funding bids for future projects.
  • Work with the Project Manager and the strategy team to attend and contribute to monthly assistive technology meetings, in order to develop a regional strategy and discuss key issues and priorities.
  • To assist the Project Manager with the delivery of assistive technology workshops across the West Midlands.
  • To provide feedback to the steering group regarding the key outcomes of the project.

Support for Volunteers

• A volunteer induction
• Opportunities to meet our staff and other volunteers
• Ongoing support as the role requires
• Reimbursement of expenses according to our volunteer expenses policy.
• A DBS check will be required for this role.

 

Recommended Skills

• You’re friendly, engaging and comfortable working withing a group.
• You’re enthusiastic about working with your local community.
• You’re a regular user of, or have basic knowledge of assistive technology.
• You have an interest in the issues affecting those with sight loss.
• You’re reliable, punctual and committed.
• You have some local knowledge and contacts.
• You have a polite and friendly manner.
• You have good communication skills.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Becky Green
Email – bgreen@beaconvision.org