There are many ways that you can either share your skills or gain new ones. Some roles may need good communication or administration skills, while others may need technical experience and knowledge. We offer training and support for all our roles, and you'll be developing new skills while volunteering with us.
Volunteering is a great way to gain skills to help you find employment. When you sign up to volunteer with us, we will chat with you about what you would like to gain from your experience, and then help you to find ways to develop new skills to enhance your CV.
"I would not have been accepted onto my CBT Diploma or counsellor placements without my volunteering experience with RNIB." - Jo Richardson, RNIB Connect Volunteer, Scotland
No matter what volunteering role you choose, you will be having a direct impact on helping blind and partially sighted people to live the lives they want...and that is simply amazing.
“I supported someone whose sight had started to deteriorate so she couldn't use her computer. She came in to have a demo of ZoomText and she realised she could still work. What I do helps people to have hope and build up their confidence." - Declan Rattray, Technology volunteer
Through volunteering with us, you'll be able to build your confidence as you meet new people from diverse backgrounds, have the chance to take on new challenges and develop your skills.
"I have learned to not be afraid of interacting with blind and partially sighted people in case I say or do the wrong thing!" - Lisa Finnikin, Counselling Volunteer
By becoming an RNIB volunteer, you will be becoming part of #TeamRNIB. We are a community who all share the same goal; to remove the barriers faced by blind and partially sighted people.
We can discuss how we can offer you tailored support, including sending you information in different formats, when you sign up to volunteer with us. For more information, get in touch with us by emailing [email protected].