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Bryan McMaster shares his volunteering story

Bryan McMaster, age 33, has been blind since birth. He lives in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Bryan started volunteering with RNIB last year, supporting the Facebook Connect group for Northern Ireland. He previously volunteered for The Cedar Foundation, after having struggled to get employment.

Posted Wednesday, 26 October 2022 News type: Case study News type: Your Stories

Hazel Hyland shares her volunteering story

Hazel Hyland, age 44 has been blind since birth and is based in Newcastle. Hazel has been volunteering for 30 years and she shared her story while volunteering for the Campaigns team and Talk and Support. We are delighted that since sharing her story, Hazel has now secured an employed role at RNIB and has joined the Community Connection North East team as a Community Connection Coordinator.

Posted Thursday, 20 October 2022 News type: Case study News type: Your Stories

In memorial: RNIB Volunteer Tony Jenkins shows how one person can make a huge impact

RNIB volunteers form the backbone of everything we do as a charity: their achievements both individually and collectively across the UK are absolutely invaluable and the impact they have on the sight loss community as a whole is truly incredible.

Posted Thursday, 18 March 2021 News type: Article

Rachel’s Story: My Vision Rehabilitation Officer changed my life

My name is Rachel Jones, and I’m an RNIB Cymru volunteer from mid Wales.

Posted Tuesday, 9 February 2021 News type: News story

A big shout out to our volunteers: Ansley’s blog

Our world has been turned upside down in the last few months and we have all had to adapt to different ways of doing things. What has not changed though is the dedication and passion of our volunteers, whose time, enthusiasm, skills and knowledge have been essential in helping us continue to support the blind and partially sighted community.

Posted Friday, 5 June 2020 News type: Blog

Cardiff volunteer calls for tech enthusiasts to offer their skills in Wales

A veteran RNIB volunteer is encouraging people across Wales to help blind and partially sighted people access life-changing technology.

Posted Monday, 20 January 2020 News type: News story

Volunteer to open up a world of books for blind and partially sighted people

This National Volunteers Day an RNIB Cardiff Transcription Services volunteer is urging people in South Wales to help blind and partially sighted people access the books they love.

Posted Wednesday, 4 December 2019 News type: News story