Wood Workshop Volunteer (West Lothian)

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Download and complete the application form and equal opportunities form below and return to volunteering@royalblind.org or post to:

Royal Blind
50 Gillespie Crescent
Edinburgh, EH10 4JB

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Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

Support and supervision from: Centre Officer

Time Commitment (Hours): Weekdays

Contact Phone: 0131 446 3154

Closing Date: 01/06/2020

Job Summary

If you enjoy helping others and have a love for woodworking, we have the perfect role for you. By donating your time, knowledge and talent you’ll help our members develop their skills and creativity in our fully equipped, purpose-build workshop.

This is a rewarding volunteer role for the right person; you will support members with their tasks and projects, so your technical knowledge and experience will be key. Also important will be your interpersonal skills, as we’re looking for someone who can engage our members in conversation and support interaction between them.

As a volunteer, you will meet inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of those who have served their country.

What does Scottish War Blinded do? 

Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans living with significant sight loss across Scotland, and are here to help all veterans regain independence after sight loss. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

Linburn Centre officers offer a wide range of activities for Scottish War Blinded Members

Tasks and Responsibilities 

 
  1. To assist within the wood workshop supporting members with tasks and projects.  
  2. Supporting the social interaction between members 
  3. Supporting members with a range of tasks within the workshop including the preparation of wood, assisting members with the development of small and medium size projects as well as engaging members in conversation.

Volunteers should meet the following criteria 

Essential 

  1. Minimum Age 18+
  2. A good understanding of wood work 
  3. A knowledge of working with woodwork tools 
  4. Good communication skills 
  5. A commitment to demonstrating Scottish War Blinded values of being approachable, forward thinking, professional, positive, empowering and sector leading.

Support for volunteers

  • Structured induction and training 
  • Ongoing support and supervision from Volunteer Development Manager 
  • Ongoing support and supervision from your volunteer supervisor 
  • Access to further training 
  • Travel expenses 
 
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