Volunteering is an excellent way to develop your skills, add another element to your CV, meet new people and work as part of an enthusiastic team. Wiltshire Sight has always relied on the help of volunteers to support the wide range of services that we provide and we recognise the huge contribution our volunteers make to the effectiveness of our organisation.
All volunteers will be asked to provide references and DBS checks will be required for some roles.
If you think you might be suitable for any of these roles or would like to know more please contact us on 01380 739113 or email our Fundraising Manager and Volunteer Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘My confidence was quite low before I started helping in the office, but in no time at all, I had refreshed old skills and my confidence was restored. I now have returned to work with new skills, new confidence and having made some new friends along the way’.
‘As a volunteer I have learnt a lot about how sight loss can change your life, but I did not realise how volunteering would add an extra dimension to my own life’
Devizes Friday Activity Group Assistant
Our weekly Friday group take part in a variety of activities including crafts, painting, knitting, quiz’s and board games. We need support with the general running of this group on a weekly basis every Friday. Experience working with those with challenges would be advantageous.
Activity Club Assistant in Swindon
We require someone to assist one of our Sight Advisors at our drop-ins in Swindon and Wroughton, the Swindon drop-in which is at the Tesco Community Room on the second Wednesday of each month from 10.30am – 12pm and the Wroughton drop-in on the first Monday of each month at Wroughton Library, from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Duties would include: making refreshments, having a chat and mostly just making the visually impaired that come to the drop-in feel welcome.
Part-time Maintenance Support
Wiltshire Sight’s building and grounds, like any property require maintenance. Occasionally we need support with: assembling furniture, gardening, DIY and general maintenance.
Collection Box Coordinators
Help support our fundraising campaign on a local level by joining our community fundraising team as a collection box coordinator. Role involves: building relationships with local retailers and front line staff to ensure our collection boxes gets the best spot in the house; on a regular basis collect, accurately record and bank these donations; alongside your community fundraising manager you will agree a plan to regularly collect and bank money; investigate new venues for collection boxes and future opportunities for community fundraising. Good communication skills. A full driving licence with the use of own car would be an advantage, both to cover the area and to help carry money to the bank, which occasionally can be heavy. Good knowledge of the local area. Friendly, confident and outgoing with good organisational and planning skills.