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Volunteer Opportunities

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 fill in the online application form or email us on


Activities Centre Volunteer

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

Equipment Centre Volunteer

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This role is a great opportunity to learn or enhance retail skills. ‘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. ‘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

 Photograph of visually impaired walking group We need volunteers to assist with a range of sporting and leisure activities so that visually impaired people 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 '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’

Mentoring Volunteer

SRSB logo  Mentoring volunteers will work with clients and/or their families on a one-to-one basis offering support. ‘Read More’

Computer Support Volunteer

Photograph of volunteer with client on computer We require volunteers who will be able visit clients in their home to help them with computer related problems which they are unable to rectify. ‘Read More’

Fundraising Event Volunteer

Photograph of an SRSB fundraising event 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 Our fundraising collection volunteers help raise not only funds, but also general awareness of SRSB. ‘Read More’
Photograph of elephant collection tins Volunteers contact businesses where our collection tins are placed to check if the require changing. 'Read more'

Collection Box Co-ordinator Volunteer

Photograph of SRSB collection tins Volunteers co-ordinate collection boxes in specific post code areas of Sheffield. ‘Read More’

Fundraising Supporter Group

SRSB logo Volunteers would be part of a group who would organise activities or events on our behalf in their local area. ‘Read More’

To register your interest in any of the above roles please fill in the online application form or email

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We'd love you to help us celebrate this incredible milestone for SRSB. We are very proud to be one of Sheffield's oldest charities and plan to celebrate with style!

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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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