Volunteering

Mark Bates - Fundraising

“Volunteering for Sight Support Derbyshire gives me the opportunity to help people with a visual impairment in my community, whilst the experience helps me to gain new skills and make new friendships.” 

Eileen Eyre - (Home Visiting):

“The man I go to visit, I enjoy going to see him, I always have”
“I’m always very pleased with the voluntary work I do, it makes me happy”

Sheila Ann Methven - (Telephone Befriender):

“You get nice feedback and it gets you out. I’ve been doing it for 13 years because I enjoy it”
“It’s a nice talking point, and you know you’re doing a world of good”

Trevor Gyngel - (Help Desk):

“It’s good to know you’re making a positive contribution towards helping others”
“I enjoy it, It’s fulfilling, and a nice thing to keep doing despite being retired"

Sight Support Derbyshire is a user led charity that relies on the support of our volunteers. With around 300 volunteers working in every area, they are a crucial part of our team. Without our volunteers we would not be able to provide services and support to over 4500 members across Derbyshire. Each volunteering role provides a different and rewarding experience for both the volunteer and the member.

You can volunteer in a range of different roles including the ones below.

  • Home Visiting
  • Telephone Befriending
  • Children and Young Peoples Services
  • Hospital Eye Clinics
  • Office and Administration
  • Leisure Activities
  • Fundraising
  • Mobile Resource Centre
  • Community Champions

                                                                                                                                                              We support our volunteers

  • Training and Support: Relevant training will be given and a member of staff will give you support and will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss your personal progress.
  • Expenses: Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with the charity’s expenses policy.
  • Before you start: Before starting it will be necessary to provide the names of two people who can provide a reference. There will also be an Enhanced CRB check.

 

Read about our volunteers' celebration events in June 2015 here.

For further details on how you can volunteer please contact:  volunteering@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk or call 01332 292262.

We are grateful to Foundation Derbyshire for their generous support towards our volunteers.

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