Whether you’re working, retired, between jobs, studying or just looking to build a little confidence before returning to work, you could have a role to play in helping Open Sight.
Our organisation relies on a large team of volunteers who bring a broad range of skills and support to our vital work. There is a wide variety of tasks performed by our volunteers – depending on ability, interests and the amount of time the individual is able to spare.
You can get involved with Open Sight by:
What’s in it for you?
Through volunteering with Open Sight you can:
- Learn new skills – we have a wide range of training courses available from our disability and sight awareness to IT and first aid.
- Develop new interests – through our various Branch activities.
- Make new friends – we have 350 volunteers and 4000 members.
Frequently asked questions:
- Is there a minimum amount of time I must give?
There’s no obligation for volunteers to attend or to give a minimum amount of time. If other people depend on you, we ask you to give your contact reasonable warning if you cannot come in. You decide and agree your commitment with us. You decide how much time you are prepared to give.
- What about expenses?
Only agreed out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel between home and worksite. There is no payment for your time, the work you achieve, or any ‘payment in kind’.
- What age do I have to be?
There is a minimum age limit of 16 years because of the responsibility for our members’ health and safety and insurance requirements.
There is no upper age limit. Older volunteers are welcome to stay for as long as they can carry out their work effectively and providing they are not putting their own or others’ health and safety in jeopardy.
Give us a call on 023 806 41244 or visit our Contact Us page to apply!