Our Open Sight volunteers are wonderful. Without them we simply would not be able to provide the services and support that we do. Whether volunteering for one hour a month to drive someone to a social club, or one day a week helping with clerical tasks in our head office, every minute really does make a difference.
Our volunteers range in age from 16 to 90+ . One thing is true, you are never too old to volunteer.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
As well as the benefits to Open Sight and our service users, volunteering can help you:
- give something back to your local community
- learn new skills
- make new friends
- gain work experience for your C.V.
- have fun
What would I be asked to do?
You choose. We have a number of different volunteering roles, depending on your particular interests and your availability. Full training and support is provided to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your role.
Administrative volunteers supporting Open Sight staff with a range of clerical and administrative tasks.
Ambassadors promoting our work and encouraging people to support Open Sight’s cause.
Collection box co-ordinators and/or leaflet distributors visiting venues in your local area to collect boxes and restock leaflets.
Drivers providing transport to a social club to a member who is unable to drive. (mileage expenses are reimbursed).
Ebay fundraisers raising funds for Open Sight by selling unwanted gifts on ebay.
Event assistants supporting Open Sight staff with the organisation and hosting of events.
Social club organisers /assistants leading, or helping to lead a local Open Sight social club.
Walking companions offering companionship for those wishing to enjoy the great outdoors.
If you are interested in volunteering with Open Sight, please call us on 023 806 41244 or send us a message via our Contact us page.