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Crafty Club leader needed!

Sewing Box

We urgently need someone to take over the reigns at our Sevenoaks Craft Club. The club meets fortnightly on a Thursday at Chevening Parish Hall in Chipstead and enjoys a whole range of craft activities. This is a small, friendly group of sight impaired people who are happy to work on individaul projects with the support of volunteers. 

If you are interested, or would like more information please contact Jo Wilkinson on 01622 691357 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Befrienders wanted

Befrienders

Many of our service users are elderly, vulnerable and are unable to leave their home independently. Our wonderful volunteer befrienders take the time to visit people who are most in need of social interaction to prevent them becoming lonely and isolated. If you would like to make a difference by giving some of your time once or twice a week, then get in touch with Jo Wilkinson on 01622 691357 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are currently in need of befrienders in Gravesend, Dartford and Swanley areas but we welcome all new befrienders.


Would you like to do something rewarding and be part of a team?

Social club coffee morning

We need people to volunteer at 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. 

If you are interested, or would like more information please contact Jo Wilkinson on 01622 691357 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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. Volunteering for KAB means:

  • discovering talents you didn't know you had 
  • and making a real difference to people's lives
  • doing something rewarding 
  • giving your CV a boost 

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.


Volunteers at a store collection

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_VolunteerAT 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.

In return, we’ll provide you with training and reimburse your expenses.  If this challenging and rewarding role appeals to you please contact your local Volunteer Coordinator or apply online.


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.

Courses are planned throughout the region, so if you are interested in being a volunteer facilitator or a participant, or would like more information, please contact Katherine Barr, Head of Client Services on 01622 691357 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

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