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Audio Ambassador

Bishopbriggs Media Centre, Crowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, UK
Job Type
Volunteer

About the Role

Cue and Review - "Print Speaking to the Blind" is looking for people to demonstrate how visually impaired people can access daily talking newspapers on their tablet, laptop or even on their phone. The role involves you contacting venues such as libraries health centres, hospitals and daycare centres asking them to allow you to bring our display stand along and to talk to their clients. We are not just looking to speak to visually impaired people but also their sighted family and friends. We would look to recruit teams of two that would be able to act as ambassadors for the charity and be able to drive to each venue with the display materials. Team members need to have access to a laptop, tablet or mobile phone to enable the online audio player to be demonstrated. Access to Audio Ambassadors logo

Expenses Detail

Where agreed in advance mileage will be paid when events/venues have been visited.

Frequency & Commitment

Two to four hours per visit with a couple of visits per month

Minimium Age
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Requirements

With 4350 people living with sight loss in East Dunbartonshire, and 188,000 Scots, who are registered visually impaired it is vitally important that we recruit volunteers to use social media, the press, and gatherings to raise awareness of the daily service being provided by our studio volunteers.

If you drive, or have access to a car, and could take our display boards and promotional material to an exhibition please get in touch

If you have a talent for shrinking everything down to 140 characters or less (check that) and can help improve our social media presence please get in touch.

Always wanted to be a journalist? Always wanted to be published online or in print? We badly need people who can help get articles into local newspapers. We also need people to come up with ideas for both our blog and website.

About the Company

Benefits of Volunteering with Cue and Review Print Speaking to the Blind
You are valued and treated as part of a team.

You receive support from staff to help carry out your voluntary role.

You will have access to training to help you do your role well.

Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

We will celebrate your successes and achievements.

We will give you the opportunity to practice and develop your skills.

We will listen to, value and take into consideration your opinions and suggestions.

We develop flexible and diverse volunteer roles that complement (but do not substitute for) the roles of paid staff. Where possible volunteer roles are adapted to meet individual needs.

Our Expectations of Volunteers
We have policies that set out the procedures that everyone needs to follow. We will provide copies of these policies to you and help you in understanding how they apply to your role. In particular, we expect all volunteers to:

Have a non-judgmental attitude.

Respect confidentiality.

Be a good timekeeper.

Be a Team player

Job Search and Volunteering
If your ultimate goal is paid employment, we are happy to facilitate your job search by rearranging your time commitment with us. Anyone in receipt of JSA, RDS, Universal Credit or any other benefits is fully entitled to volunteer. It is a good practice to let the Job Centre Advisor know about your volunteering activity. Also on request we can write to your Job Centre Adviser to assure them that your role with us is voluntary and you receive no payments.

Confidentiality
In your work as a volunteer for Cue and Review Print Speaking to the Blind you may have access to confidential information from service users and staff that you should not share with people outside of the organisation. In this you will be maintaining confidentiality.

It is not appropriate for you to discuss or disclose personal information about service users, staff members or volunteers outside of the organisation, e.g. addresses, phone numbers, etc.

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