Assistance and Refreshments Volunteer

Spennymoor, Durham City

To provide assistance where required and to make teas and coffee to blind and partially sighted people so that they can enjoy and be comfortable at social meetings, book club and/or New Age Kurling.
While the purpose of the role is to provide assistance to our members, we also welcome our volunteers to take part in any event that we host and they may enjoy.


At our social meetings we have to prepare and set up the meeting and host it. We try and have a speaker on various topics that our members may enjoy. At the Book club it is a little different, as it is a smaller group and there are usually no speakers. At New Age Kurling, we organise who is playing who, whilst also taking part and preparing, serving refreshments and also washing up afterwards.

Skills & Qualities

Patience, understanding and a willingness to help others and be part of a team.

When & Where?

We hold our social meetings and book club at Framwellgate Moore Community Centre on the first and second Monday of the month from 1-3pm.
Our New Age Kurling event is held at St Pauls Centre, Spennymoor, usually every fortnight, from 1.30 - 3.30pm.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Out of pocket expenses will be re-imbursed.
You will receive blind awareness training, have induction training and the opportunity to learn new skills along the way. Any other training will be considered if necessary.

Volunteer Benefits

The benefits

Other Information

We are a friendly pro-active group of blind and partially sighted people that meet regularly at events where we have chats, listen to speakers and have plently of laughs. It is all about What We Can Do.

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Hours: 2 Hours a week on the first two monday afternoons of the month at Framwellgate. 2 hours every other Saturday afternoon at Spennymoor Type: Disability
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