Vision Australia is expanding its volunteer ambassador program.
The group is looking for ambassadors to be involved in promoting the organisation through local events, speaking engagements and fundraising activities.
Shepparton co-ordinator of volunteers and community relations Pam Power said the volunteers support the blind and low-vision community in a wide variety of ways.
‘‘The ambassador program aims to ensure that the broader population is aware of the professional services that Vision Australia offers, not only to those with specific eye conditions but also for people who are losing their sight as they age,’’ she said.
‘‘Ambassadors play an integral role in getting the word out and making sure that people know where they can get support.’’
Ambassadors receive training in the areas of event management, public speaking and in demonstrating the latest in access technology equipment for people who are blind or with low vision.
Ms Power encouraged everyone to think about becoming an ambassador, saying the program was rewarding for everyone involved.
‘‘The program offers the opportunity to get out to many different events, meet new people and is guaranteed to be loads of fun,’’ she said.
For more information about volunteering phone Pam Power on 58319400 or visit www.visionaustralia.org