The Society organises a lively programme of activities for our members, all of whom are visually impaired. Activities vary from a book group to a gentle exercise class, from a “knit and natter” group to learning opportunities like our recent series of talks on local history. There is a walking group and other outings are arranged to local places of interest and the theatre.
Volunteers provide considerable support for these groups, some meet and greet our members, others support the activity itself, while others may organise and serve refreshments. Outings often require additional people to act as escorts or sighted guides.
Most activities take place at, or start from, our offices in York on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, but occasionally volunteers are required on other days and at other times for special events.
Some volunteers offer time on a regular basis with specific activities, while others agree to be called on when required. Vacancies for specific activities may vary, but we would be glad to hear from you if you would like to help support our activities.
You don’t need any special skills to support activities – enthusiasm and commitment is all we need from you – we will provide sighted guiding and Visual Impairment Awareness training.