“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!”
We rely on the help and dedication 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.
Volunteer roles cover a range of activities from administration to working directly with service users who are visually impaired. Whether you can commit a couple of hours a month or a day a week, there is something to suit everyone, wherever you live, and whatever your age and experience.
We have listed some of the roles we are seeking below, but if you would like to have an informal chat about possible opportunities which might be right for you, please call us on 01380 739 113 or email [email protected]
Alternatively, fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you.
Current vacancies include:
Social Group Leaders
We are looking for friendly, sociable and committed people to help develop our social groups across Wiltshire and Swindon, which give people living with sight loss the chance to meet socially in a safe but public environment.. Groups take place on a regular day, usually monthly, and are held in cafes and pubs. Group leaders would be the first point of contact for members to find out information on upcoming meetings and will liaise with Wiltshire Sight staff on any follow-up required with members.
Receptionists are the first contact our clients and professionals have when they contact us. At our Wiltshire Sight resource centre in Devizes, we are seeking volunteers to help provide reception cover and assist with information advice and guidance. The role is to meet and greet visitors to the centre, answer the phones including the helpline and forward email messages to staff. Full training will be given. This role requires somebody who is friendly and approachable, with good listening and communication skills.
Collection Box Co-ordinators
Help support our fundraising on a local level by joining our community team as a Collection Box Coordinator. The role involves: building relationships with local retailers and front-line staff to ensure our collection boxes get the best spot in the house; record and bank donations collected; seek new venues and opportunities for collection box placement in your local area. This role requires somebody who has good communication skills. Friendly, confident and outgoing with good organisational skills.
Friday Group Assistants- Devises Resource Centre
Our weekly Friday Group take part in a variety of activities including crafts, painting, knitting, quizs and board games. We need volunteers to join our dedicated team who support the running of this group on a weekly basis. Experience working with those with challenges would be advantageous.
Ad hoc Maintenance Support- Devises Resource Centre
Wiltshire Sight’s building and grounds, like any property require maintenance. We would love to find volunteers who could provide occasional support with task such as assembling furniture, gardening, DIY and general maintenance.
“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 have now returned to work with renewed confidence and having made some new friends along the way!”