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Craft class volunteer - Basketry

Craft class volunteer - Basketry
Vision Support Harrogate District
Description of the role:

Our basketry class has been going strong for 100 years! It’s a great opportunity to learn some new skills whilst being a valuable 1:1 helper to our members, you do not need to have any previous experience as you will be provided with training and support by our existing team of volunteers. Members enjoy making baskets as gifts for family and friends as well as making them to sell at our various craft sales, come and help the class carry on for another 100 years!

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No previous experience in crafting necessary, just a friendly, caring and reliable person.

Practical information:

Term time only. Tuesday morning 10am - 12pm


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Vision Support Harrogate District
Russell Sergeant House
23 East Parade
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 28.03.2022
Organisation Information

During the coronavirus outbreak, the following services are still running:
• The home visiting services has been temporarily replaced with telephone befriending. This service is available to anyone with sight loss who would like someone to talk to or who needs a little extra support. Vision Support members are also being telephone befriended.
• The sight loss help and advice line is available on 01423 565915. The team are able to help with understanding TV licence changes.
• Telephone appointments can be made with the ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) for people new to sight loss and those who have recently been diagnosed with a serious eye condition. This service offers practical and emotional support.

The Centre is an independent, local charity that supports visually impaired people in Harrogate and the surrounding district. We seek to enable visually impaired adults from the age of 18 and above to live independently and provide opportunities to meet and interact with others. We offer Information technology training; provide advice on help that is available; information on visual impairments and have talking clocks. watches and other equipment to view and order if required
We run various craft and other groups (See the daily schedule) on a regular basis There are also opportunities to socialise, including meals out and excursions. In addition to activities in the Centre, we make home visits and run a telephone befriending service to help tackle social isolation.
Open Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm

Charity number: 211436