Volunteer Profiles

We would like to express our continued appreciation and thanks to everyone who gives their valuable time and dedication to supporting visually impaired people across the county. Our volunteers really do make such a difference to many peoples’ lives, in various supporting roles such as a driver, club leader, home visitor, receptionist and administrator.

Michelle has actively volunteered for NCBA for the last fourteen years. During her time with us, Michelle has assisted with administration tasks, assisting with newsletter mailings and taking part in fundraising events. Michelle recently took part in our annual See-side Walk at Newbiggin with Sue her support worker. We have awarded Michelle with our longstanding volunteer certificate and thank her for all her hard work and dedication over the years.

Lucy first started volunteering with us last September as a volunteer driver and home visitor. Since then, Lucy has been involved with various activities; assisting with the sensory group in Bedlington, volunteer driving, weekly home visiting, assisting with events and volunteer get-togethers. Lucy has been a real help with the recent set-up of the sensory garden group at Bedlington Community allotment, in partnership with Groundwork. Without her input and support, we would not be able to run the group as her energy and input is greatly valued.

Michael started volunteering as a volunteer driver, last October. He assists with various transport trips for clients to hospital appointments, clubs and group visits and shopping trips. Michael is friendly, reliable and has a can do attitude, all are very valuable characteristics to have as a volunteer and we would like to thank him for his valuable contribution that he makes to the charity.

Kay started voluntary work with us February of this year. Initially, Kay started on reception, answering the telephone and transferring calls to the appropriate member of staff. Kay has recently begun a home visiting role; she enjoys supporting her client who she thinks is a lovely lady and feels that they both benefit from their weekly chats. At the moment Kay is also involved with many fundraising functions and events, as she enjoys helping to raise money for the NCBA, as she feels it is a very worthwhile organisation that is valued by many people throughout Northumberland.

If you are interested in volunteering for NCBA or would like more information about our roles, please contact us at: volunteer@ncba.org.uk or call 01670 514316