Sense needs volunteers in King’s Lynn

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Sense, the national charity for deafblind people, is looking for people to volunteer on it’s holiday programme taking place in Lynn this summer.

The holidays give deaf-blind children and adults the opportunity to have a fun-packed week away from home while their families enjoy a break.

Volunteers are paired up with a holidaymaker for the week and their main task is to make sure that person has fun. Hannah Tompkins, head of volunteering at Sense said: “It’s a great learning experience for the volunteers, who come from all walks of life but what they have in common is a can-do attitude.”

Volunteers are supported throughout the trip and accommodation ranges from outdoor activity centres to cottages, farms and barns. Each trip is planned around the holiday makers needs and interests and this could include kayaking, horse riding, camping or visiting the beach.

Sense have been organising these holidays since 1974 and this year they will be celebrating their 40th birthday!

The charity is particularly interested in hearing from male volunteers, people with experience of caring for others and those with sign language skills.

Accommodation, food and activity costs are all covered by the charity and people are encouraged to apply quickly because places fill up fast.

Ms Tompkins said: “The feedback we get from our volunteers once they’re back from their holiday is that it’s extremely rewarding to give someone the chance to do something they never thought they would.”

For further information about volunteering email or telephone 0300 330 9250.