Volunteering at HSB
Volunteers are a vital part of HSB’s work. Our volunteers are committed and caring people who offer their time freely. They do not have to have any previous experience of working with people affected by sight loss, but they do have to have a friendly, caring nature. Volunteers must also have good communication and listening skills alongside a non-judgemental attitude. Support and training will be provided.
You could have exactly the skills we need to make a difference to people in Calderdale living with sight loss. There are many ways that you can make a difference to people living with a visual impairment.
- Assisting in one of our Social Centres, Support or Activity Groups.
- Home Visiting.
- Supporting visitors to our Information and Equipment Centre.
- Offering support with Technology.
This list is not exhaustive, so please get in touch to discuss the different ways that you can support people in Calderdale living with sight loss.
There are many benefits to volunteering
- Develop your skills and experience.
- Meet new people.
- Give something back to the local community.
- Have fun!
- Improve your CV.
Volunteering is a very rewarding and fulfilling activity. We are confident that you will enjoy your experience with us, and you will be provided with training and support. To find out more please contact us.
Become an HSB Trustee
Trustees do the important background work, of steering charities and ensuring that they achieve their aims. HSB is lucky to have a healthy Board of Trustees, and a clear vision for our future. They are driven by the increasingly importance of sight loss in a society where people live longer, and more people are sadly expected to encounter sight loss. It is healthy for some turnover amongst trustees, and so we are on the look-out for enthusiastic people who can bring something to our mission. To discuss any thoughts you have on this, get in touch, and speak to our Chief Officer.