Date: Jan 18,2019

A local charity is on the lookout for volunteers who can spare a few hours to support the varied and wide-ranging work it does within the community. 

Manx Blind Welfare Society relies on a team of dedicated volunteers to deliver its vital support and services to around 500 blind and visually impaired people in the Isle of Man.

As a volunteer, you’ll join a friendly team of like-minded people and be supported as you find a role that suits your skills, interests, schedules, abilities and comfort zone. Volunteers are supported by experienced staff members and full training is given.

Roles are varied and could include reception duties, working in the library, recording and delivering the weekly news bulletin, driving or escorting members in the minibus, working in the VIP Store, participating in a range of member activities, assisting with the acoustic shooting group at its Onchan-based headquarters Corrin Court and much more.

Manx Blind Welfare Society Volunteers Coordinator & Events Organiser Debbie Thomson said: ‘We understand that free time is precious, but whatever you can spare, even just one hour a week could be invaluable to us. You could even volunteer with a friend or family member so you can spend time together while supporting us!

‘Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the local community and ideal for anyone wanting to enhance a university application or CV. We’ll find a role suited to you by inviting you to Corrin Court, showing you around and chatting about how you can help.

‘Without the support of our dedicated volunteer network we simply would not have the resource or capability to provide these vital services to the blind and visually impaired people on the Isle of Man. Any time you can spare is immensely appreciated.’

MBWS volunteer