Search launched for volunteer ambassador

Volunteer Rod Sparkes

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

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.