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We are proud to report that MertonVision has successfully been reassessed for the Investor in Volunteers Award, held since 2002.

Read some comments from the assessors report

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MertonVision acknowledge that one of our most important assets are the Volunteers that we recruit, train and work alongside, and our aim is to ensure that Volunteers feel valued and respected in their work and further develop skills enhanced by being involved with MertonVision.

We are always recruiting volunteers; there are many different volunteering opportunities at MertonVision.

  • Home Visiting; Our team of Home Visitors visit blind and partially sighted people to help with correspondence or small tasks, or assisting with shopping and providing regular company
  • Helping with maintenance tasks at the Guardian Centre; small DIY, Gardening
  • Assisting our small team of staff with office skills
  • Fundraising
  • Driving - our mini bus or as escort driver (using your own Vehicle)
  • Assisting on group trips out
  • Helping our Adult education classes or social activities
  • Providing follow up support within our low vision clinic
  • Transcription - audio taping

MertonVision give a strong commitment to our Volunteers, endeavouring to use their abilities in the most efficient way possible and provide training as necessary. MertonVision take seriously the time and commitment the Volunteers give to the areas they are working within and have an accountability structure for the Volunteers to ensure a strong working relationship is maintained. MertonVision have also set up Volunteer procedures to ensure there is opportunity for feedback, discussion and involvement from the Volunteers.

If you would like more information about becoming a Volunteer please contact Carmel Sammons the Volunteer Co-ordinator.07977 8555 09

Merton Voluntary Association for the Blind, Charity No. 1075388, registered company no 3758661
The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, SW19 2DX
Email us at: info@mertonvision.org.uk, or telephone: 020 8540 5446