Imagine a world where your sight is blurred and sounds are muffled, where everyday things like finding information, cooking, leaving the house, even talking to family and friends, are exhaustingly difficult.
Deafblindness is the loss of sight and hearing to the point where someone’s communication, mobility or ability to access information are impacted. Living with deafblindness can be frightening, lonely and confidence-draining. It often brings with it additional problems like mental processing issues and can quickly lead to feelings of isolation and depression.
There are nearly 400,000 deafblind people living in the UK today. Our ageing population means that this number is rising all the time.
We work to ensure that individuals with all experiences of sight and hearing loss are supported to live the lives they want and to make this happen we need to fundraise £35,000 aeach week! This allows us to provide - Care and Support - Infomation, Advice and Casework - Digital Technology Training and Support - Community Befriending and Outreach - Training
We need your support to bring all of this to the South West and ensure our communitiies aren't missing out.
We are looking for individuals who are creative with a strong desire to raise funds; enthusiastic and friendly, with good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills. You will be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people. You could have spare time during the days, evenings or weekends, able to commit to maybe once a month or a few hours a week. Whatever your background, if you want to make a difference then we want to hear from you!
What is a Community & Corporate Fundraising Volunteer?
We want you to make a valuable contribution to the success of the Corporate and Community Fundraising Team. You will use your flair, enthusiasm, communication skills and self-motivation to become part of the fundraising team to promote Deafblind UK in your community. This could involve running a virtual coffee morning,virtual quiz, speaking to/ contacting potential supporters on behalf of the charity, sharing social media and website content. You will have the opportunity to organise virtual campaigns and events and engage your community in supporting us. All appropriate materials to support your role will be supplied by us including a volunteer fundraising pack with ideas for raising money and all the information you need to know. The Fundraising Team will be available to give you continuous support, advice and guidance.
For more information please head to www.deafblind.org.uk.
Minimum commitment level: Once a month
Start Date: 13-01-2021