Thursday 7th June 2012
A charity committed to fighting blindness is seeking a volunteer co-ordinator to lead its work in the South West.
The unpaid role for Sightsavers involves about 20 hours of work a month. Tasks include giving talks to groups, working with the charity's head office team, supporting other volunteers and promoting the work of the charity. Sightsavers works across Africa and Asia to prevent and cure blindness.
Derek Robinson, from Bristol, has been a Sightsavers volunteer for 18 months. He said: "I volunteered when I learned that there are 39 million blind people in the world, and in four out of five cases, that blindness can be avoided. Sightsavers' work makes a huge difference to millions of lives in developing countries."
Training, support and materials will all be provided to the person appointed to the role.
The South West region covers Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, where there are currently 20 volunteers.
For more details call Jo Mitchell on 01444 446727 or email email@example.com before June 30.