Britsh Wireless for the Blind Logo

Search launched for volunteer ambassador

19.04.2016

Volunteer ambassador sought to promote BWBF's work around Kent.

Volunteer Rod Sparkes
Volunteer Rod Sparkes

BWBF has launched a search for a volunteer ambassador to promote its work supporting visually impaired people.

To mark Volunteer Recognition Day on Wednesday (April 20), we have started looking for someone to be the ‘face’ of the charity.

BWBF is already supported by a fantastic group of more than 50 volunteers who help at our head office and by distributing the radios around the country.

But we are hoping to find someone to take on the specific role of ambassador to promote the charity in Kent.

The position will involve travelling around the county to give talks about BWBF’s work, attending exhibitions to increase awareness of the cause and encouraging people to get involved and show their support.

They will also get to know local groups and organisations which support BWBF as well as giving interviews about the charity if the opportunities arise.

BWBF’s Regional Development Manager for the South East, Simon Parsons, said: “We are really excited about getting an ambassador on board.

“It’s a scheme we eventually hope to roll out across the UK, but as we’re based in Kent we wanted to have our first one here.

“It’s a very flexible role, with the volunteer being able to work it around their existing commitments.

“It would suit someone who is confident to speak in front of large groups of people and answer questions, is passionate about helping a good cause and is a great communicator.

“It would be an ideal role for someone who is retired but is keen to use their skills to give something back to the community.”

The ambassador will need to have their own transport to travel around Kent independently.

Full training will be given and all role-related expenses reimbursed.

If you would be interested, or would like to find out more, please contact BWBF on 01622 754757 or email simon@blind.org.uk

Volunteer Recognition Day is a worldwide event held annually to honour all those who give their time to help others.



Share this page:
Click an icon to share on your favourite social media site

Latest News

The other King's Speech

Whilst going through our archives to celebrate our 90th birthday we found this amazing piece of national history. Read the story.

Moto Serivces support Medway's blind community

The UK’s leader in motorway service areas have shown their support for the local visually impaired community. Read the story.

Community really does matter with Waitrose and British Wireless

British Wireless has received a £382 donation thanks to the Community matter scheme. Read the story.

British Wireless has received a grant to help people with sight loss living in Glasgow.

Visually impaired people living in Glasgow will benefit thanks to a £500 grant received from The Gardner’s Trust for the Blind. Read the story.

Supermarket giant Waitrose checks out with a grant to support visually impaired people in Formby, Merseyside.

British Wireless has received a £290 donation thanks to the Community matter scheme. Read the story.

British Wireless receive grant form charitable trust

A grant from a Merseyside trust will help British Wireless reach more people. Read the story.

View older news