Volunteering not only benefits the organisation or sector where an individual is volunteering through shared skills, ideas and lived experiences, but it can also have a profound impact on the volunteer themselves.

 

This includes increased confidence, learning new skills, making new friends and opening up opportunities.

We have a number of volunteering roles available for blind and partially sighted people as part of our Sight Loss Councils (SLCs).

We have SLCs in Birmingham, the Black Country, Merseyside, and Bristol, with plans to expand these into new areas over the coming months and years. Find out more about our Sight Loss Councils on the website.

We also offer opportunities for corporate organisations to get involved in various ways – from sharing their expertise and skills with us to sighted guiding.

In addition, our Volunteering Development team is working to create new roles for volunteers. We are looking at opportunities within our core service areas of:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Engagement

For further information on volunteering opportunities please email us on volunteering@pocklington-trust.org.uk.

 

Current volunteering opportunities

We have limited volunteering opportunities at this time  due to Coronavirus.  But you can still help your community!

The NHS is looking for volunteers in a number of roles.  This includes collecting and delivering shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating; providing transport home for patients who are medically fit for discharge from hospital;  transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites or simply checking in via telephone with people who are self isolating.

If you think you could help, register here: www.goodsamapp.org/NHS