Volunteering with BlindAid

Do you have the time to help local, visually impaired people?

Volunteer promise

Volunteers are integral to our impact. Whether it’s through assisting service users during classes or walking a service user to their local park, we relentlessly value the time and commitment volunteers dedicate to the blind and visually impaired community. In return, we promise to:

• Provide visual impairment awareness
• Provide the necessary sight guide training
• Ensure that you have the skills you need in order to engage effectively with service users
• Connect you with a dedicated team member
• Keep in regular contact with you
• Listen and appreciate feedback and ideas
• Offer a variety of opportunities to support BlindAid

Volunteer vacancies:

Due to the current covid-19 pandemic, we are currently looking for volunteers who would like to support isolated, visually impaired Londoners over the phone and we will be re instigating our usual volunteering activities as soon as possible. If you would like to help, please contact Elaine, our volunteer coordinator on:

0207 403 6184

emccann@blindaid.org.uk

We currently have the following vacancies available:

Share London Volunteers

Coffee Event Volunteer

Camden Community Project Volunteers

Southwark Community Project Volunteers

Tower Hamlets Community Project Volunteers

Please watch our Visual Impairment awareness training film, recorded by our Volunteer Coordinator, Elaine!

Feedback from a BlindAid Volunteer:

“I have found that the professional, dedicated and enthusiastic team at Blind Aid have welcomed me, trained and nurtured me as a Volunteer.

They are open to receiving observations and suggestions. I have had the opportunities to enjoy cultural outings ‘Buddying’ one of their Service users to Tate Britain, Royal Albert Hall and attending their fortnightly Southwark coffee event.

I hope to increase my knowledge of Users requirements and needs to retain and increase their autonomy. An ongoing and rewarding Volunteer experience!”