Home Visitors (Radio Support)

  • VO81002
  • Home-based volunteering


This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as proving ongoing support, where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.

The role is based within your local area. You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)

Each visit will take around 2 hours to complete. Depending on your area, we envisage that there will be around 1-2 visits per month.

What does the role involve?
• Contact recipients by phone to agree appointment time
• Visit people in their homes and install our audio equipment
• Give instruction and demonstration of the equipment
• Complete paperwork for each visit
• Make follow up telephone call, and if required arrange further visit and training
• Collect broken sets and arrange repairs
• Deliver replacement sets to existing clients

Organisation aims and objectives

British Wireless for the Blind Fund has been providing specially adapted radios to visually impaired people for more than 80 years. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service to each individual who receives a new set. For people with sight loss, life becomes a challenge; not just the difficulty of getting out and about, but also the everyday tasks that we take for granted - like turning on the radio in the morning to listen to the news. British Wireless for the Blind Fund exists to help improve the daily lives of visually impaired people, who are unable to afford a specially adapted radio, by providing the equipment on free loan.










Approx 2 hours per week


Applicants need to be able to communicate effectively with the radio recipient
Experience required: Friendly and patient. Good communicator. Full, clean driving licence IT knowledge an advantage but not essential
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE. The role is based within your local area and you will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers will receive 0.45p a mile mileage and any other out of pocket expenses can be reimbursed.
Training details: Training and Induction is provided by the Regional Development Manager.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.