Volunteer for Vision Norfolk
Our volunteers undertake a huge range of activities, including organising or driving someone to an activity, escorting or guiding, working alongside our eye clinic team, or putting on a fundraising event or collection. We can tailor a role to suit your time, skills and interest, with full training and ongoing support and welcome ideas for potential new roles.
Volunteering is a win-win – good for those receiving your help and good for your wellbeing too. Support people, learn new skills and make friends when you volunteer with us.
As a volunteer you will be helping people in Norfolk living with sight loss to enjoy independent and fulfilled lives. Many volunteers comment on how rewarding the experience is, with a range of benefits including:
- Increased self-confidence
- Counteracting the effects of stress or anxiety
- Learning valuable job skills
- Being part of a community and meeting new people
- Making a difference
- Having fun
We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in supporting with daily running of the hubs, whether it is supporting with running an activity, learning about and supporting clients around equipment or some reception work then we will give you all the training you need.
To provide transport for Vision Norfolk clients to and from activities, meetings and events organised by Vision Norfolk in our minibus.
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, external events (bowling, zoo trips etc.) or virtual activities using Zoom.
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.
The Telefriends service is run by volunteers who ring Vision Norfolk clients a week to help alleviate isolation through phone calls and conversation.
To provide transport using the Volunteer’s own car for Vision Norfolk clients to and from activities, meetings and events organised by Vision Norfolk.
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 would like to speak to our volunteer team about our roles available, a role you would be interested in implementing, along with any other information, please contact [email protected] or 01603 573000.