Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2022

Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to say thank you and celebrate the hugely positive impact volunteers make on our work.

A message to volunteers from Thomas Pocklington Trust Chairman, Mervyn Williamson


Download the transcript of the video here.


The Power of Youth event

Join us and hear the experiences of our Young Voices and Student Voices volunteers who work tirelessly to be a voice for other blind and partially sighted young people in their communities. They share their journeys into the world of volunteering and what it means to them. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and find out how you too can get involved.

Find out more and register


Nominations now open for Rodney Powell Award

Now in their second year, these awards recognise the contribution a volunteer or volunteering team has made to the lives of blind and partially sighted people. Categories are:

1.       Volunteering team of the year

2.       Volunteer of the year (individual)

3.       Campaign of the year

4.       Outstanding contribution to volunteering

Find out more and nominate today 


What volunteering means to us

“Of all the voluntary charity work I’ve done over the last two years, this has been my favourite one. I have learnt so much along the way.’’ Jaldeep Katwala, volunteer media trainer


“Through volunteering I want to change people’s perspectives of what blind people are capable of.” Alex, Young Voices volunteer


“Volunteering has enabled me to broaden my horizons, meet a wonderful bunch of people, and make a positive difference in people’s lives.” Nathan Churchill, Higher Aspect Media


“Receiving messages of support from people I have helped or inspired feels great. Knowing from those messages that I have changed someone’s perceptions makes me so proud.” Rainbow, Young Voices volunteer


Charles Colquhoun CEO of TPT said: “Every day I see and hear about the positive impact volunteers make to the lives of blind and partially sighted people in their communities.  I want to thank each and every one of our brilliant volunteers. We simply could not accomplish such positive outcomes or reach as many people without you.”



Volunteer voices

Listen to our Blind Spot podcast as Ada, Krupali and Rainbow share their stories of volunteering.

Listen to the podcast here.


Nathan Churchill from Higher Aspect Media speaks about his experiences volunteering with Thomas Pocklington Trust. He shares what he has learnt and gained from volunteering with us, as well as some of his favourite projects.


Our corporate volunteers inspire us

From hosting CV training, providing shadowing opportunities and being physical guides to speaking at events, running workshops and even a blind kick about, our corporate volunteers have got involved and supported our work in a myriad ways.

Read how they have helped improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people within our core themes of Employment, Education and Engagement.

Read the story here.


If you are inspired by these stories and want to get involved email us: volunteering@pocklington-trust.org.uk

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