Royal National Institute of Blind People

Charity registered in Scotland SC039316

RNIB Scotland provides practical support, advice, products and services to anyone living with sight loss. Community Fundraising division ensures that RNIB continues to provide this quality service by raising awareness and valuable funds within local communities.

Current opportunities

Are you friendly, confident and creative? We need your help to assist with a range of activities at organised events for blind and partially sighted children and young people. You could be helping with group activities such as swimming, skating, walking or providing one to one support and play with arts and craft, sculpture and music. We are looking for volunteers to help with a group held on Wednesdays between 5 and 7pm. Help young people achieve objectives; Offer guidance with activities; One to one support and guiding; Support children and young people

Would you like to help blind and partially sighted people in your community? Do you enjoy driving and meeting new people and live in the Edinburgh and Lothian area? If so, we want you to come and join us as a Volunteer Driver. Our volunteers provide a friendly face and that personal touch to brighten the days for the people they drive. Our drivers can become a regular part of someone’s life and for some their journeys together may be the only chance an RNIB customer has had to get out of their home for some time. If you are friendly, courteous and reliable then this is the opportunity for you.

RNIB Connect Members can now join regional Facebook groups and our online community to blog, join discussions and find out about events taking place locally. As our online community grows we need you to help moderate the content to ensure it is relevant, welcoming, safe and supportive. We also need you to welcome and support new members when they join.

Are you a good listener? Are you able to manage group conversations and ensure people feel comfortable together and that groups run smoothly? We need you to facilitate our Talk and Support weekly telephone groups that offer blind and partially sighted people the opportunity to socialise with others when the regular group facilitator is unavailable. This is a telephone-based role that you can do from home. You will need access to a landline and/or mobile phone We ask you to commit to covering up to 3 groups per week, although this will vary on a week by week basis. Each group you cover will last for one hour. Listening to group conversations, ensuring they flow and are appropriate. Making appropriate contributions. Creating friendly & welcoming atmosphere. Being link between the group & Talk & Support team. Reporting safeguarding concerns.