Coffee Morning and Welcome Hosts

Welcome Hosts are key to the success in supporting regular activity groups and events at Millbrooke House, and potentially at other venues across the Island as our services and activities develop.

As the name suggests, the primary role of Welcome Hosts is to provide a warm welcome to sight impaired Members, assist with sighted guiding to these Members on arrival at the premises and throughout the event, provide companionship throughout the event and helping with the service of any refreshments provided.


All Welcome Hosts are required to participate in a half-day Community Sighted Guide training programme (delivered by the Team at Millbrooke House).

 Thereafter we welcome as much or as little time as you have to give.

 We will invite Welcome Hosts to sign up to indicate their availability to support regular clubs and activities or support occasional one-off events.

A friendly, welcoming, empathetic personality is required.

Someone who would enjoy chatting with our sight impaired Members.

Willingness to undertake community sighted guide training and food hygiene awareness initial and refresher training required.

Providing a welcome to sight impaired Members.

Providing any sighted guide support required at the activity /event.

Serving refreshments.

Providing companionship as appropriate throughout the event.


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 18/10/2021

End Date: 20/10/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Wednesday mornings on a fortnightly basis between 9.45 and 11.45 to assist with refreshments at our very popular Coffee and Chat sessions at Millbrooke House


Millbrooke House
137 Carisbrooke Road
South East
PO30 1DD

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