"Iris" Hub Support

The Iris hub isĀ an outreach centre that will provide a safe, welcoming environment for the visually impaired, their families, friends and the local community to enable easy access to information, knowledge, equipment and resources

Volunteers will help in the facility by:

  • Meet and greet visitors and show them around the centre
  • Help with benefit advice and making people aware of visual impairments and services they can access via Pearey House
  • Help with smooth running of workshops and maintaining a safe environment
  • Help in the exchange/loan library - a mixture of tech and gadgets

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the facility one day a week from 9.30am to 3.30pm (Tues, Wed or Thurs). Hours negotiable

Above all it will be a safe warm space.


  • Understanding and empathy for people with a visual impairment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised
  • Experience of working in a customer facing role beneficial


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    over 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 14/02/2023

End Date: 18/12/2024

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109 Queen Alexandra Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 9BD

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