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Volunteer Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications due to the COVID-19 situation, as our centres are closed. When restrictions are lifted we would be very pleased to hear from you.

In the meantime, if you would like us to contact you when our centres reopen, you can email us here: volunteers@srsb.org.uk and we will keep your name on record.  

Thank you for your interest in supporting our charity.

 

We have a wide range of roles for volunteers at Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and Rotherham Sight & Sound (RSS), some of which are shown below. A volunteer role is sometimes developed from a potential volunteer’s specific skills or interests. As an example, Mappin Writers, our creative writing group, was originally set up as the result of a new volunteer’s initiative. Read more about each of the roles below. If you would like to register your interest in volunteering for SRSB/RSS please email us on volunteers@srsb.org.uk

Activities Centre Volunteer

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This role involves working directly with our clients who visit the centre each week. ‘Read More’

Tele-Friends Volunteer

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Tele-friends contact clients on a regular basis. ‘Read More’

Befriending Volunteer

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Befrienders visit our clients to offer support, companionship or practical assistance. ‘Read More’

Tele-Contact Volunteer

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Tele-Contact Volunteers contact our clients by phone to check if they need any other support or services. ‘Read More’

Driving Volunteers

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Transport is one of the biggest problems faced by visually impaired people. Volunteer drivers required to drive our minibuses or their own car. ‘Read More’


Photo of two people chatting about craft item  Volunteers required to facilitate Arts and Crafts Groups that are fun, encouraging and supportive. 'Read More' 

Cookery Group Volunteer

Photo of a volunteer with a client in one of the cookery groups Volunteers required to facilitate the cookery groups at SRSB that aim to increase confidence and encourage people to carry on doing what they enjoy. 'Read More'

Equipment Centre Volunteer

Photo of volunteer and staff at SRSB chatting about a product This role is a great opportunity to learn or enhance retails skills. 'Read More'

Office Volunteer

Photo of a volunteer organising collection tins Office Volunteers are a vital support to our staff, carrying out administration work. ‘Read More’

Sport and Leisure Volunteer

Photo of a large group of walkers and guides out on a walk Volunteers assist with a range of sporting and leisure activities so that people with sight loss and/or hearing loss can participate in a safe, secure and friendly environment. ‘Read More’

Care Home Visitor

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SRSB operates a residential care home in Sheffield called Cairn Home and some, who might not have many visitors, would benefit from some outside contact to enrich their lives. 'Read More' 

 

Group Volunteer

Photo of someone singing whilst reading braille music Our groups encourage our clients to carry with hobbies that they love. ‘Read More’

Reception Volunteer

Photo of someone on the telephone Reception support at our centres in Sheffield and Rotherham. ‘Read More’

Self Help and Support Group Volunteer

Photo of two people chatting in a support group Volunteers help to facilitate the groups and support clients at the centres or on trips out. ‘Read More’

Computer Support Volunteer

Photo of two people in front of a computer having a conversation Volunteers visit people in their own home to help them with computer related problems that they are unable to rectify. ‘Read More’

Community Engagement Team Volunteer

Photo of a volunteer giving a talk Our Community Engagement Team visit community groups and events across Sheffield City Region. Volinteers are required to support the work of this team. 'Read More'

Fundraising Event Volunteer

Photo of someone at an event with a tray of food Event volunteering is suitable for people who want to be involved in specific one off events. ‘Read More’

Fundraising Collection Volunteer

 Photograph of SRSB volunteer at a store collection Volunteers take part in store collections at various locations in Sheffield and Rotherham. ‘Read More’
Photo of someone handing an elephant collection tin to someone else Volunteers assist with two different roles, office based and out in the community. 'Read more'


My Guide Volunteer

Photo of a volunteer guiding someone with sight loss  Volunteers support visually impaired people to reach a personal goal and is limited to a time frame agreed at the outset of the project. ‘Read More’

To register your interest in any of the above roles please fill in the online application form or email volunteers@srsb.org.uk


 
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Our Community Engagement Team visit organisations and events across Sheffield and South Yorkshire to promote awareness about our services and about eye health

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