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Volunteer with us

Join our fantastic Volunteer Team to help us support local people with sight loss through virtual and face to face groups and keep our organisation running. Meet new people, gain new skills and make a difference to local peoples lives.

We have a flexible approach to volunteering and a variety of roles available to suit individuals who want to get involved. We reimburse expenses and offer full induction and training opportunities.

Could you help?

  • Provide Peer Support to other people with visual impairments.
  • Welcome people to our face to face services and groups.
  • Share your IT knowledge with people with visual impairments.
  • Help with our admin to keep us running smoothly.
  • Be a sighted guide for our popular walking group.
  • Organise an event and raise vital funds.
  • Be a trustee and help manage the charity.

To find out which volunteer roles are available at the moment, follow this link to our role adverts on Kirklees Volunteering webpage.

If you have any questions about volunteering with Outlookers, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask for our friendly Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Here’s what some of our Volunteers have to say about Outlookers:

“Attending Outlookers for me, it gives me structure to my week. It keeps my brain ticking and gets me out of the house. With my previous experience working with Guide Dogs UK, I feel I have good experience in this field to pass on.”

K – Group Facilitator

“I’m a good chatterer, I feel by attending the groups I can talk to service users and bring a lot out of people. I like to lift the atmosphere and this makes me feel better about myself.’”

T – Dewsbury Group

“I feel welcomed and in return really helpful. I enjoy baking for the group. I’ve always worked with people, I am good at making conversation and I’ve made friends here.”

J – Batley Group

“My background is in IT and managing Networks. I love that I can bring my expertise to this deserving charity. I feel appreciated in the skills I bring to my volunteering role.”

D – IT and Networks Support

“Volunteering in a familiar building, as I worked here in the past, I feel part of a community here. I don’t need to feel alone, I come for the friendship and feel good about giving back.”

J – Batley Group

“Outlookers make me feel wanted and needed. I feel healthier as a result of the routine to my week. I help at all the events and feel part of the team with the staff, members, and other volunteers.”

E – Huddersfield Group and Activities Facilitator

“Outlookers has opened new social doors and peaked new interests for me. It’s a bonus that I am helping others. It’s fascinating to learn from the visually impaired community.”

R – Group Facilitator

“I needed to push myself socially and Outlookers has helped me achieve that. I enjoy facilitating at groups and events and my social calendar has expanded so much outside of my role. I’ve really appreciated this opportunity.”

K – Dewsbury Group

 

In January 2020, we received the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award which recognises our good practice in providing good quality volunteer experiences.

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