Volunteer with us

Could you give your time to help local blind and partially sighted people?

We are always looking for friendly and dedicated people to join our team of volunteers. Whatever skills and experience you have, we’d love to hear from you.  We have a wide range of volunteer roles available, including office roles, befrienders, fundraisers and designers.

Accessibility is of course very important to us.  We are really happy to discuss how to make any volunteer role accessible to you.  We can provide training if you’re looking to develop new skills.  And of course, there will be lots of support from our friendly team.

In November 2021 we opened our first charity shop, in Salisbury.  We are now looking for volunteers in the area to help out in the shop. It’s a chance to be part of an exciting new venture!

Our volunteering roles are listed at the bottom of  this page.  If you’d like an informal chat about opportunities, please email volunteering@sightsupportwest.org.uk or call our Volunteer Coordinator, Becs, on 07849 833 047. 

“The team at Sight Support are friendly and approachable. The organisation’s personal touch makes me feel informed and valued.”


“I’ve learnt a huge amount about how sight loss can change your life, but I did not realise how volunteering would add an extra dimension to my own life. I’ve loved every minute!”


 

Volunteer Role Profiles

 

Reception and Services Support

    Reception and Services Support

    As the first point of contact for clients accessing our service, the role will involve greeting visitors, answering the phone, data entry, ensuring resources are kept up to date, general research tasks, and sending out mail to members.

    Download about "Reception and Services Support" (DOCX 314 KB)

    Community Representative

      Community Representative

      We are looking for people to help raise awareness of our vital services within their local area and in so doing increase our reach and support.

      Download about "Community Representative" (DOCX 315 KB)

      Local Community Grants Fundraiser

        Local Community Grants Fundraiser

        An important source of income for us are local grants provided by town, borough and parish councils to support vulnerable people within their boundaries. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent written communication skills to make these applications for us.

        Download about "Local Community Grants Fundraiser" (DOCX 317 KB)

        Event Supporter

          Event Supporter

          This rewarding, flexible opportunity is a great way to help us raise funds, increase awareness of our services and ensure that clients feel welcomed and supported when they attend our events.

          Download about "Event Supporter" (DOCX 314 KB)

          Social Group Facilitator

            Social Group Facilitator

            We are looking for friendly, outgoing individuals to facilitate our social groups across the region, whether this be supporting existing groups or helping to set up new ones.

            Download about "Social Group Facilitator" (DOCX 314 KB)

            Supporter Care Assistant

              Supporter Care Assistant

              We are incredibly grateful to all our supporters and looking after them is vital to our financial future. We are looking for an organised and friendly person to support our Fundraiser in providing excellent care to our supporters.

              Download about "Supporter Care Assistant" (DOCX 315 KB)

              Technology Support

                Technology Support

                We are looking for friendly, outgoing, “tech-savvy” individuals to help unleash the power of technology so that our clients who are blind or partially sighted can make the most of the digital world.

                Download about "Technology Support" (DOCX 314 KB)

                Audio Library Assistant

                  Audio Library Assistant

                  We are looking for an organised team player to provide admin support to the Audio Library Coordinator in our Devizes office. The role would involve ensuring titles are properly catalogued, postage and returns and other general admin tasks as required.

                  Download about "Audio Library Assistant" (DOCX 314 KB)

                  Graphic Designer

                    Graphic Designer

                    We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual with a passion for design to support our communications officer in the production of high-impact online and print materials that will help to increase our reach, impact and support.

                    Download about "Graphic Designer" (DOCX 315 KB)

                    Driver

                      Driver

                      Our volunteer drivers provide a friendly, familiar face and help our clients get out and about in their community to attend events and social activities. If you are friendly, courteous & reliable then this is the opportunity for you.

                      Download about "Driver" (DOCX 313 KB)

                      Befriender

                        Befriender

                        Our befrienders provide crucial social interaction for our clients who are isolated and can’t reach our centres. By popping by once a week or fortnight, befrienders can make all the difference to their lives.

                        Download about "Befriender" (DOCX 314 KB)

                        Telephone Befriender

                          Telephone Befriender

                          Telephone befrienders provide crucial social interaction for our clients, by having a friendly chat on a regular basis at an agreed time, tele-befrienders can make all the difference to a person’s life.

                          Download about "Telephone Befriender" (DOCX 315 KB)