Macular Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC042015

The Macular Society is a UK-wide charity supporting people with macular degeneration and other sight loss conditions.

Its vision is to beat macular disease once and for all through funding research, building scientific capacity, facilitating collaboration and communication, and involving patients.

It offers many services to support people through their sight loss journey, including advice and information, counselling, befriending, and support groups.

Current opportunity

The Macular Society is the UK's leading charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support. Macular disease causes sight loss, for example when reading, looking at photos or watching television and affects mainly older people. The groups provide information, support and new friendships to those with macular disease, along with their family and friends. Whether you can spare a few hours or a couple of days a week, you’ll be doing something great to help. By giving your time, you will help the society to reach the thousands of people living with macular disease and sight loss in your area and provide life-changing support. You will be volunteering as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the group. Tasks shared by volunteers may include: -Welcoming members and guests, sharing information, wrapping things up at the end. -Organising guest speakers and suggesting social activities. -Keeping in touch with group members, maintaining a list of members and sharing updates with head office. -Collecting meeting subs. -Setting out the chairs, serving tea and coffee