“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 723 682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we will contact you.
Current vacancies include:
Social Group Facilitators
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 various venues. Group facilitators 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.
We are looking for organised, outgoing individuals to help make our events a success. We run a variety of events, from information days, drop-in sessions, sporting activities to fundraising events, helping us to support people out in the community, to raise funds, and to increase awareness of our services. This is a rewarding opportunity to really make a difference and provide front-line support.
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.
As a small charity we rely on the generosity of our supporters and the local community. Every penny raised really does make a difference to the services we provide. We are looking for motivated and flexible individuals to support a range of fundraising initiatives, from managing our collection boxes or running a stall, to researching funding opportunities and writing applications. A great opportunity to gain some real insight into the world of fundraising!
Friday Group Assistants - Devizes Resource Centre
Our weekly Friday Group takes part in a variety of activities including crafts, painting, knitting, quizzes and board games. We need volunteers to join our dedicated team who support the running of this group on a weekly basis.
Ad-hoc Maintenance Support - Devizes 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.
We are looking for friendly, understanding individuals to provide crucial social interaction for our clients. By popping in once a week or fortnight, a befriender can make a huge difference to the life of someone who is isolated and living alone. A visit could be a chat and a cup of tea, helping out with odd jobs around the home, or helping someone get out and about in the local area.
“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!”