Our work would not be possible without the support from dedicated volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in creating the warm community atmosphere that exists within all of our buildings and also support tenants on an individual basis
Volunteers give their time in a range of different ways, including:
By volunteering with Jewish Blind & Disabled, you will:
We encourage tenants to play a role in shaping and contributing to their community by becoming a tenant volunteer. Tenant volunteers help to organise and co-ordinate events and activities in each of the developments such as film evenings, walking groups or classes to learn new skills.
Tenant volunteers meet regularly to share ideas and discuss plans. We offer all volunteers – tenant volunteers and external volunteers induction training and continuous support.
Trevor is a tenant and Annabelle is a student who got involved with Jewish Blind & Disabled when we were looking for volunteers at the start of the pandemic. Since the summer of 2020, Annabelle and Trevor have been speaking weekly on the phone. The video captures the moment they met for the first time.
“I started volunteering at Fairacres in 2014; organising an afternoon tea club every Tuesday and a lunch every few months. Its safe to say volunteering with Jewish Blind & Disabled has enriched my life.”Barbara Wallis, Jewish Blind & Disabled Volunteer
“For many years now, I have had the pleasure of meeting lots of lovely tenants who are willing to join me for our weekly chair-based exercise classes.”Julie Power, Jewish Blind & Disabled Volunteer