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Radio Supporter

The British Wireless for the Blind Fund

Name: Radio Supporter
Organisation: The British Wireless for the Blind Fund
Location: 10 Albion Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DZ, ME14 5DZ


Can you operate a radio? If so, Blind and Partially Sighted radio enthusiasts would love to meet you for a chat, a cup of tea but more importantly a demonstration of a specially modified radio for the Blind supplied to them by The British Wireless for the Blind Fund.

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Cause / Interests

  • Education
  • Poverty
  • Media
  • Disability
  • Music

Types of Activity

  • Technology

Skills and Qualifications


As a Radio Support Volunteer you should enjoy communicating to people and have some interest in radios although full training is provided. This worthwhile role will be varied and would suit someone who demonstrates patience and a willingness to help. Although the equipment is designed to be easy to use with colour contrasting controls and tactile markings, the controls need explaining clearly and concisely to the Visually Impaired person. Recipients often like the opportunity for a general chat so good communication skills are also vital for this very rewarding role. This position is primarily based from your home and within your community as you will be visiting blind people in their homes across your area. The voluntary position is open to anyone aged over 18 who has access to transport and all travelling including petrol expenses are paid.
Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
Driving licence
Own vehicle or access to a vehicle
Talking to others


The British Wireless for the Blind Fund are looking for people to visit blind and partially sighted people in their homes to install their new radios and teach them how to use them as well as providing on-going support where needed. Volunteers don't have to be rocket scientists as the radios are just like the ones they have at home but they do need to be mobile and have a friendly disposition. The voluntary position is open to anyone aged over 18 who has access to transport and all travelling including petrol expenses are paid.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: Age/Gender Restrictions: None
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

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