My Sight Nottinghamshire is the only charity dedicated exclusively to improving the lives of people living with sight loss in Nottinghamshire. We provide support services, leisure opportunities, information and advice to thousands of local visually impaired people and their families.
We believe that no one should have to face sight loss alone and unsupported and that is why we are determined to work towards a world in which blind and partially sighted people of all ages have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. We work with individuals to ensure they achieve their own unique goals and enjoy a full and independent life beyond sight loss.
About your role
My Sight has a large variety of exciting roles you can get involved with (listed below). Full training and expenses will be provided for all roles and you will be supported throughout your volunteering experience.
-My Guide: you will be matched with visually impaired person and help them to access everyday tasks in their home and life. Wether it be guiding them to social and lesiure activities or setting goals to help them become more independant. This role is in conjunction with Guide Dogs for the Blind Association so will most liekely include working alongside a fluffy friend!
-Arts & crafts: get involved and help out with the creative workshops which take place at mysight headquarters in the city centre. gain an insight into visual impairment, tactile materials and marvel at some creative creations.
-Sporting activities: fancy getting out and about? help visually impared people to get active by getting involved with the sport sessions run by the charity. They run weekly swimming and gym sessions
-Specialised Hospital Volunteer: This role is based at QMC Hospital and volunteers will be there to offer emotional support and advice to people affected with sight loss.
-Computer/ IT tutoring: Working on a one to one basis, volunteers are needed to act as mentors to help build the confidence of people of all ages and abilities use a computer.
-Fundraising: help raise valuable funds to support the charity.
Commitment varies for each role. My Sight are very flexible and will work with you to find a role to suit your commitment level and this could be anything from 1 term to 1 or 2 full academic years.
How to find us
My Sight Nottinghamshire Headquarters are based in the city centre at 26-28 Heathcoat Street, Hockley NG1 3AA. The home visiting and sighted guiding roles takes place in various locations across Nottinghamshire.
1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details
2) We will give you the contact details to email My Sight Nottinghamshire
3) My Sight will invite you in for an informal meeting to discuss the role and fill in an application form and DBS Check and book you on to the next training session.
All My Sight Volunteers receive a one day training course about Sighted Guiding and vison impairment.