A group of volunteers, guide dogs and Vision Norfolk staff waving at the camera outside of Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in Fakenham.

Volunteer for Vision Norfolk

Vision Norfolk has a wide variety of volunteering opportunities available. Our volunteers are involved across the organisation, from telephone befriending, to driving minibuses, fundraising, to helping out on leisure activities. There’s always something exciting happening here at Vision Norfolk.

Whether you want to volunteer weekly, monthly, or even just occasionally, we have a role to suit everyone and will work with you to find the right fit.

We provide training, on-going support, and reimbursement of expenses to all of our volunteers.

As a volunteer you will be helping blind and vision impaired people in Norfolk to live independent and fulfilled lives. Many volunteers comment on how rewarding the experience is, with a range of benefits including:

  • Making a difference
  • Helping people
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Learning valuable job skills
  • Being part of a community and meeting new people
  • Having fun

To become a Vision Norfolk volunteer you will need to complete an application form, complete a DBS check and undergo relevant training (free of charge).

Below are some of our current available volunteering roles.

In this role you will support our clients in fortnightly tennis sessions. You will ensure individuals’ needs are met to enable them to join in the sessions and ensure the players are kept safe at all times

Meet and support vision impaired people in hospital eye clinics. You will be providing valuable emotional support to patients, promoting the services offered by Vision Norfolk, and referring patients to the Eye Clinic Team if needed.

To provide transport for Vision Norfolk clients to and from activities, meetings and events organised by Vision Norfolk in our minibus.

Help us reach more vision impaired people by supporting coffee morning and other activities out in the community, promoting our services at local events and supporting people to live independently in their own homes.

You will undergo training and learn to safely guide someone with sight loss, navigating environments and building self-confidence – all whilst increasing social interaction with those who may not otherwise wish to leave their home.

This role requires volunteers to assist with the running of activities and events for Children, Young People and Families.  These activities may be at one of the Vision Norfolk Hubs or external events such as bowling and zoo trips.

Support our clients to use their technology independently. The role will involve helping people in their own homes or at our hubs.

A blue and white Vision Norfolk van parked outside the Great Yarmouth hub

To provide transport using the Volunteer’s own car for Vision Norfolk clients to and from activities, meetings and events organised by Vision Norfolk.

A group of people in Vision Norfolk shirts showing off their muscles to the camera

This is a varied role to assist our Fundraising Department with collections and events. This can be as simple as collecting money tins from shops to helping with large-scale events.

If you are interested in volunteering for Vision Norfolk please complete an application form and send it to [email protected] or if you would like any further information or just a chat about the roles, please do get in touch by email or call 01603 573000.

Download the volunteer application form by following the link below:

Vision Norfolk Volunteer Application Form – Word

Large Print Volunteer Application Form – Word