Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a rewarding way to meet new people, develop new skills, have fun and make a real difference to your community.

Anyone can volunteer. Whatever your age, skills or abilities, whether you are sighted or visually impaired, we have a volunteering opportunity to suit you.

You can devote as much or as little time as you want to volunteer. Whether it’s a couple of hours a week, a month or a year, your time and commitment could have a huge impact on somebody’s life.

So join our growing team of dedicated volunteers, and help make a difference to people living with sight loss across Cornwall.

“Volunteering for iSightCornwall has allowed me to realise the importance of reaching out to those who need help and the significance of the charity and its work.

I have really enjoyed meeting people through the role and have found it interesting to understand and learn about visual impairment and its consequences. “

Nanoko, Hospital Desk Volunteer

Find a volunteering role that suits you

Volunteer drivers

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to join our team of volunteer drivers. You would need access to your own car and be able to collect visually impaired people from their homes and take them to hospital appointments or social events.

We will always match you with visually impaired people living in your area and pay your mileage costs. You will be given training on how to guide visually impaired people and we will also provide you with a DBS check.

In 2017 our volunteer drivers carried out over 950 journeys between them taking clients to their clubs, events and hospital appointments.

Location: Across Cornwall

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Donations Collector

Our Donations Collector volunteers help us raise money by attending store collections and by collecting and distributing collection tins to shops and businesses across Cornwall. These donations form a key part of our fundraising and the funds raised enable iSightCornwall to provide activities and services that improve the lives of visually impaired people the county.

Location: Across Cornwall

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Hospital Information

We are looking for caring, friendly volunteers to support our hospital information desks. You will provide information about our services to patients attending the eye clinics and take their contact details so that we can refer them to our clinics and advisors.

Every year more than 2,000 visually impaired people visit our Hospital Information Desks.

Location: Camborne, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, St Austell and Truro

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Administration

If you are looking to gain valuable experience in an office environment and develop your administration skills, you can volunteer at our Truro headquarters. The busy and varied role will include a range of tasks from maintaining databases, contacting clients and general office duties.

Location: Truro

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If you are unable to complete the above form please e-mail Chris Kent at ckent@isightcornwall.org.uk, or call us on 01872 261110.

A donation, however small, can change someone's life. Thank you for your support.

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