We depend on volunteers to support, provide and direct our services. Our volunteers are key to our success. We welcome volunteers who are blind and partially sighted, as well as those who have no visual impairment.
By volunteering with us you will gain an awareness of what it’s like to live with sight loss. You will learn how to offer appropriate support. This can include sighted guiding techniques, an insight into some of the technology and equipment that helps visually impairment in their daily lives and how to make information and events accessible.
You will meet people from many different backgrounds, make new friends, gain new skills and have fun.
If you are blind or partially sighted yourself, you will have valuable skills and experience to contribute. As a user-led organisation we are run and controlled by the people who use our services. We want to tap into your talents.
We have a wide range of volunteer roles available. If you do not see a role below, but have other skills that you could offer us, please get in touch. We are always developing new opportunities and would love to hear from you.
- Assistance dog minder volunteer
- Digital and IT buddy
- Digital communications volunteer
- Groups and activities volunteer
- One-to-one sighted guide
- Sports and physical activities volunteer
- Telephone befriender
Our volunteer Ravinder tells us why she loves volunteering with SVI.
Our Volunteer’s Coordinator, Nigel Self, has been employed to develop and support our volunteers service. His post has been funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. Nigel would love to hear from you, for an informal chat about the opportunities available and how to apply.
Phone: 0121 525 4810