Volunteer

Could you lend a hand?

Our services are in high demand, and we welcome volunteers from every corner of the county. We require support for various activities, ranging from companionship for those in need to assisting individuals with dual sensory loss. Even an hour out of your day can have a significant impact on someone’s life. Whether it’s spending time over a cup of coffee or assisting with practical tasks, your time and company are genuinely priceless.

Volunteering not only helps others, but it can also offer personal benefits such as emotional and personal growth, satisfaction, and the opportunity to make new friends.

Training and Support

All of our volunteers have training in sight awareness and all are encouraged to take further training in hearing impairment awareness so that the needs of deaf/blind people can also be served. Volunteers also receive ongoing support from the Outreach Support staff.

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Ways to Volunteer

Companionship and Practical Assistance

Volunteers are needed for a range of tasks and activities, such as visiting the homes of visually impaired people and providing assistance to those with dual sensory loss.

Support at Eye Clinics

Assist our professional staff in eye clinics by offering support and information to individuals with low vision, providing a much-needed service during a vulnerable time.

Activities and Events

Volunteers are needed to help with setting up and demonstrating equipment at various locations, running social clubs, and driving the minibus for outings of visually impaired service users.

Get Started

If you have some free time and would like to lend a hand with any of the aforementioned initiatives, we would love to hear from you. Before diving in, it’s recommended that you review our policies. Our website’s policy section contains several policies that outline our volunteer operations. Once you are ready, please contact our Sight Line at 01707 324680 and complete the application form, which you can download from the link below.

DBS Check

As our volunteers who help with our front line services come into contact with vulnerable people, it is our policy to take up references and arrange for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We are sure you will understand the need for these sensible precautions.

As part of the DBS check, a number of identifying documents will need to be provided. These do not need to be submitted until after the charity takes up references and we will let you know what we need.