Can you spare an hour to help?
This is Mary, a regular volunteer at BASIS. Our volunteers are vital to us, allowing us to offer a bigger variety of activities. They provide support in many ways such as helping with fundraising events, in the office, or as Trustees. Their support is always much appreciated and helps us to keep the organisation going. Volunteering can be both rewarding and a great way to make new friends, while providing the support that our clients need.
If you would like to work with BASIS as a volunteer, please get in touch. You can be sure of a warm welcome from our friendly team. We will talk with you about your interests and skills and always try to match them with our needs.
We currently need some extra help in the following areas:
Dolphin Guide and Dolphin Super Nova Tutor to the Visually Impaired
Dolphin Guide is a simple computer programme to help those with visual impairment send e-mails , write documents , etc. It uses a friendly voice to read aloud options every step of the way. It also provides tools to learn to touch type.
Supernova is a screen magnifier and screen reader , delivering unparalleled access to Windows tablets , laptops , desktops for people with visual impairments.
BASIS are looking for an enthusiastic and patient volunteer who enjoys technology , to deliver one-to-one sessions to the visually impaired.
Volunteers must be willing take a part in 1 day training 10am-5pm both days. Training takes part in Worcester so volunteers must be willing to travel. BASIS will cover the cost of travel and accommodation for the duration of your training.
-Some knowledge of visual impairment would be a bonus , however training will be provided.
Volunteers will be asked to teach a maximum of four sessions a week. Each session lasts 1 hour and a half. Timid of lessons will be to suit the volunteer , Basis and the learner , the lessons must be run between the hours of 9am-4pm.