See My Voice Conference 2020
British Blind Sport and See My Voice Young Leaders recently hosted the See My Voice Conference in November 2020.
See My Voice is a British Blind Sport programme for 10-20 year olds, focusing on volunteering and leadership in sport and physical activity. It offers an accredited qualification, residential camps that focus on personal and professional development and support to volunteer in the sport and physical activity sector.
The conference was a fantastic opportunity to project the voices of Young Leaders, and share key information from the programme with representatives from the sports sector.
For the first session British Blind Sport offered an overview of the programme, and an honest evaluation of ‘the good’, ‘the bad’ and ‘the ugly’ learnings from See My Voice. Young Leaders delivered two personal and insightful sessions, discussing their involvement in See My Voice, and their subsequent volunteering.
Project officer Tommy led an interactive session using sight loss simulation glasses and an inaccessible event document, with Young Leaders offering challenging questions to stimulate discussions.
A guest session with organisations that hosted Young Leaders as volunteers provided valuable discussions around working with volunteers that live with sight loss, and the conference finished with a premiere of the See My Voice Documentary. This video was produced by Hannah Brockochi, and offers several case studies of Young Leaders, as well as some top tips for host organisations. You can watch the video below.
To accompany the conference, Young Leaders worked with the See My Voice project officer, Tommy, to develop a set of resources.
This ‘toolkit’ covers a range of topics and aims to support sports organisations and clubs to offer accessible volunteering opportunities. These were sent to conference attendees, and are now available on this webpage. They can be downloaded below, either in PDF poster form or in a plain text Word version.
Plain Text Documents