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We have a range of fantastic opportunities for you to get involved, in fact we have nearly 30 different roles for you to choose from. Here is a brief overview of some of our roles, however further information is available when you download our Volunteer Information Pack or chat to our Volunteer Team.

Helping others

Isolation can often be associated with sight loss. If you have a free hour or two, weekly or fortnightly, and enjoy engaging with others on a one to one basis, you can become a Home Services Volunteer. Our Befrienders, Readers (help with correspondence) or Shoppers (a shopping buddy) offer companionship and help people with sight loss to maintain their independence. These roles are flexible, and although client led, you can arrange visits around your home and work commitments.

Make a difference

Patients within the hospital eye clinic receive both emotional and practical support from our Eye Clinic Patient Support team. If you are a good listener and would like a role within a busy setting which only requires a couple of hours per week, then this is perfect for you.

Make new friends

Becoming a Driver, Activity Helper or joining one of our Volunteer Committees, is a great way to meet new people and develop lasting friendships. These roles would be suited to those who are looking for a regular role, with flexible time requirements. You can spend up to an hour a week driving members to their local group or activity, spend up to 2 hours helping run the group activities or spend 3-4 hours organising our local activities by joining a committee.

Keep active

Looking to improve your fitness and help others at the same time? Our Tandem Pilots (MK only), Walking Guides, Goalball Volunteers and Bowls Club Helpers donate their time to help others enjoy exercise and keep themselves fit in the process. Tandem and Bowls both operate during the week, however, if you only have time available at weekends, then our Walking Guide and Goalball volunteer roles would be ideal.

Learn new skills or utilise your existing ones

Technology can be daunting but can also bring tremendous benefits to someone with sight loss. You don’t have to be a tech guru, but if you are adept in using technology, you can utilise your knowledge by providing Digital Technology Support, or perhaps you would like to put your admin skills to good use and help our office staff. Fundraising can be good fun, and a great way to engage with your local community. Our Fundraising Volunteers raise awareness and donations in their local areas. These roles are ad hoc so can be combined with other roles or are ideal for those who have limited time.

 

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