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Volunteer for The Big Help Out with RNIB

RNIB is looking for new volunteers as we join thousands of organisations by giving more people a chance to experience volunteering and make a difference.

Anyone can join in The Big Help Out, including existing volunteers and RNIB staff. It’s a great way to get involved for the first time. Please share the message with your friends and family.

We’re looking for people to help us reach and support more people with sight loss. Big Help Out opportunities will be available again in 2024.

Matt Stringer, RNIB’s CEO, said this is a great opportunity: “We’re proud to involve volunteers in our work at RNIB and are delighted to be taking part in the Big Help Out, so we can involve more people.

“By pledging to find out more and signing up to volunteer, you could help us to offer support to more people, assistance with their devices and tech and help us as we continue to challenge the views of what it means to be blind and partially sighted.”

Alongside the opportunities to volunteer with other organisations as part of The Big Help Out, RNIB is offering people the chance to get involved with its Talk and Support telephone groups, find out more about volunteering with our Technology for Life team (Living with sight loss) and our social change activity (See the person, not the sight loss).

“It just brightens up a bad day to volunteer!”

RNIB Talk and Support volunteers Huda and Alia have told us why volunteering makes a big difference to everyone involved.

The sisters, who are studying Optometry, are Telephone Group Facilitators for RNIB’s Talk and Support groups, which connect people with sight loss around shared interests and enthusiasms.

Read Huda and Alia's volunteering story.

We will offer Big Help Out opportunities again in 2024. In 2023 we offered:

Big Bytes

A 90-minute Tech Info Helper session introducing you to the technology blind and partially sighted people use day to day.

Learn about the technology support we offer.

Light bytes

An email series from May and August 2023. Introducing you to a specific aspect of a smart device, asking you to complete a simple task so you can understand better how blind and partially sighted people use their smartphones.

Learn more about smart phones and tablets.

One-hour telephone taster

A 60 minute Telephone Taster session. We host regular, one-hour social and special interest groups facilitated by volunteers in the Talk & Support service.

Learn about our Talk & Support service.

Make a little time to see differently

Blind and partially sighted people’s experiences are diverse. Check out our See the Person campaign and learn more about their experiences.

Find out how you can make your area more accessible.