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.
My Sight has a large variety of roles you can get involved with (listed below) and they are keen to explore and expand on your own ideas- so get in touch with them to see how you can help!
-Sighted Guide on Day trips and for social events
-Matching you one to one to help a visually impaired person access everyday tasks
-Home visiting to help isolated blind and visually impaired people
-Arts & crafts
-Computer/ IT tutoring with people of all ages
-Fundraising to help raise valuable funds to support the charity.
- Specialised Hospital Volunteers to offer emotional support and advice to people affected with sight loss.
For all the above listed roles you will receive the support and training needed to get you started and remain supported.
Commitment varies for each role. My Sight 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
My Sight Charity shop, 10-12 Carlton Street Hockley NG1 1NN. 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
The My Sight Hospital Volunteers Role has a very long application process, please be aware this will take a while to start volunteering.