Northamptonshire Association for the Blind
Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) a countrywide independent charity helping people with sight loss, is appealing for volunteers this January. The charity hopes to recruit individuals from across the county to assist with a variety of volunteering roles that will make a big difference on the lives of blind and partially sighted people living in Northamptonshire.
Rachael Cave, Volunteer Coordinator said :
“Volunteering is hugely rewarding. Not only do you know you are helping to make a positive difference to the lives of visually impaired people, it is a great way to get involved and meet others in your local community.”
“We are appealing to anyone who can spare a couple of hours on a regular basis to volunteer with us; we already have a waiting list of clients waiting to be matched to a volunteer but NOT enough volunteers !”
Northamptonshire Association for the Blind’s services are funded by voluntary donations and needs support from volunteers to maximise its services for blind and partially sighted people. Whatever time you can spare to help would be greatly appreciated, be it one hour per month or one day a week. You don’t need any previous experience to volunteer with us - just a willingness to help out and get involved with your community.
If you are interested or would like to find out more about volunteering with the Northamptonshire Association for the Blind call their helpline 01604 719193 or visit their website http://www.nab.org.uk/
Daventry Volunteer Centre
Volunteering can offer you the chance to learn new skills, use your existing skills and expertise, develop new interests, meet people and become active in bringing about social change. The diverse nature of volunteering means everyone can get involved. You may be unemployed, retired, returning to work, or wanting to gain experience for your CV. Perhaps you would like to devote some of your spare time to helping others or to put something back into the community. Whatever your circumstances, volunteering is a fantastic way of building self confidence, developing your interpersonal skills and increasing your chances of employment.
The Daventry Volunteer Centre (DVC) is staffed by a team of paid workers and volunteers and is overseen by a management committee. The DVC acts as a local infrastructure organisation for the voluntary and community sector, offering support to help build their capcity, giving funding advice and offering training .
DVC promote all aspects of volunteering. The main office is located in the Daventry library and is the first port of call for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer. The office is an information point holding a wide range of information about services in the local voluntary sector. It also deals with requests for gardening decorating and DIY from elderly or disabled people and referrals from the Happy at Home Partnership and Finding your Way projects which are run from the library office.The "Brushes and Spades" and the "Daventry DistrictTime Bank" projects are located in the Daventry Welfare Foundation Building in New Street.
Anyone thinking about Volunteering or wanting information about Voluntary opportunities can drop in to see us during our opening hours:
Mon: 10.00am - 1pm
Tues Thurs Fri: 9.30am - 1pm.
If you wish to make an appointment to talk to us at any other time or have any queries then please call on 01327 300614.