Give some time, share your skills, make a difference
Volunteering for KAB is a great way to support our work and have fun at the same time, and it's reported that people who volunteer are 15% more likely to eat less chocolate!
Volunteering for KAB means:
- discovering talents you didn't know you had
- doing something rewarding
- giving your CV a boost
- and making a real difference to people's lives
Click here to find out more about what volunteering opportunities we have. Whatever role you choose, full training and support will be provided.
If you have an hour or two to spare and want to help make that difference, then click here to apply to be a KAB volunteer.
Club Coordinator wanted!
Our Whitstable and Tankerton club is looking for a Coordinator to help run their vibrant and popular club, which meets weekly on a Tuesday, between 2pm and 4pm at Swalecliffe Community Centre, St John’s Road, Herne Bay, CT5 2QU.
We are looking for someone who is organised, enthusiastic, with a natural empathy and who wants to be a part of a really lovely well established club. An understanding of visual impairment would be beneficial but is not essential as training and support for the role is given.
If you, or someone you know, has some time to spare each week and you would like to do something positive for your community, plus make a few friends, please contact Susan Williams on 01227 763366.
Club Chair and Treasurer vacancies
Our Romney Marsh Group are looking for new volunteers to support thier friendly club in the role of Chair and Treasurer. This friendly and informal group meets fortnightly on a Monday, from 2pm to 4pm at St Mary’s Bay Village Hall, St Mary’s Bay, TN29 0SW.
The role of club Chair oversees the general running of the club working with the committee members to organise events, activities and transport. We are looking for someone who is organised, enthusiastic and who wants to be a part of a really lovely club.
The role of Treasurer manages the finances for the club, experience in bookkeeping is preferred, but we are happy to hear from anyone who may be interested in this role.
Understanding of visual impairment and a natural empathy would be beneficial but aren't necessary. Full training and support for the roles are provided. If you, or anyone you know is interested we would love to hear from you. For more information, please telephone Susan Williams on 01227 763366.
Would you like to do something rewarding and be part of a team?
We need people to volunteer and help run our Sevenoaks Social Club. The club meets on a Monday afternoon, once a month and enjoys a whole range of activities such as bingo, quizzes, musical entertainers, guest speakers, and much more, but new ideas would also be very welcome. The club provides a lively group of sight impaired people with much needed social interaction which many of them don't get outside of this group.
Our Isle of Sheppey Club is also looking for new volunteers to join their vibrant and popular club, which meets on the first Thursday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, The Broadway, Sheerness, ME12 1TL.
We are currently in need of befrienders in Gravesend, Dartford and Swanley areas but we welcome all new befrienders.
Help us raise more funds
KAB urgently needs people willing to offer a couple of hours to be volunteer collectors at our street and store collections through the year. We would like to double the income we raise this year from collections, so if you are interested in being a volunteer collector please contact our Fundraising Team on 01622 691357.
We're also looking for people to help place collecting tins in their local area and help 'man' fete and event stands. For more information about how you can help, please downlaod the role descriptions below and contact our Fundraising Team on 01622 691357.
AT Volunteers – we need you!
To enable us to teach and support learners attending classes at our Sight Centres we need people who can share their computer knowledge and help people learn a new skill.
Your challenge as an AT Volunteer will be to:
- Teach individuals or small groups how to use mainstream computer software.
- Show them how specialist software such as magnification and screen readers can make computing possible.
- Encourage, motivate and guide new learners.
Peer Support Programme
We run a Peer Support Programme - five week courses for groups of people with sight impairments, facilitated by sight impaired volunteers. This is an opportunity to join a small group of peers to reflect on the emotional and social impact of living with sight loss. The programme is all about identifying and sharing skills and tools to help manage the impact, and is based on self-management techniques to keep you in control.
The programme includes topics such as communication, emotions, healthy eating and fitness, action planning and setting short-term goals, pacing, relaxation and much more. It is an opportunity to share experiences with others, find out about support and have some fun.