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  • Home Demonstrator
    with British Wireless for the Blind(Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO68865 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:British Wireless for the Blind are looking for people to demonstrate and install sets for recipients in Fife. This involves visiting sight impaired people in their homes, installing new radios and teaching them how to use them and a small amount of admin.

    The role involves:-
    - Contacting recipients by phone to agree appointment times, Visiting people in their homes and installing our audio equipment.
    - Giving instruction about and demonstrating the equipment.
    - Completing paperwork for each visit.
    - Making a follow-up telephone call and if required arrange further visits and training.
    - Collecting broken sets and arranging repairs.
    - Delivering replacement sets to existing clients.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Informal chat & induction with the Regional Development Manager in the volunteers own home or another appropriate place of their choosing. Training & support provided by the Regional Development Manager who will be available by email & phone during normal office hours.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Mileage rates paid at 45p per mile. All other out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed on a monthly basis.

    Experience required:Someone who is patient. IT knowledge an advantage but not essential. Car owner/clean driving licence. Good communicator.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity takes place in Fife and volunteers will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. Having access to a vehicle is essential as some of our equipment is large and bulky and would be very difficult to move about on public transport.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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