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

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.

Join our community of amazing volunteer Sooty box collectors and help us to provide blind and partially sighted people with the support they need at this uncertain time. RNIB urgently need volunteers to collect and bank donations received through our Sooty boxes, which play a vital role in generating income and raising our profile in local communities. This role is completely flexible, can be performed by individuals, pairs or groups and the time you dedicate to it is entirely up to you and your commitments. You can give your time as little or as often as you like!

Are you a good listener? Are you confident working with IT and using the internet? We need you to facilitate our weekly befriending telephone groups that offer blind and partially sighted people the opportunity to socialise with others. You will connect our groups together and contribute to groups to ensure that all participants feel comfortable and that group conversations run smoothly. This is a telephone-based role that you can do from home. You will need access to a computer, an internet connection and good IT skills. We ask you to commit to facilitating 3 or more groups per week which will be at the same day and time each week. Groups run for an hour a week.

This flexible opportunity puts you at the heart of supporting blind and partially sighted people. You could help with: * sighted guiding / giving practical help to individuals so they can take part in events; * supporting volunteers with sight loss with their volunteering activities; * awareness-raising and campaigning on issues that affect those living with little or no sight; * fundraising so we can continue to offer our amazing services and tackle social injustice. Whether its cheering at a challenge event, helping at an information stand or store collection, guiding guests at an event, or something else, you can choose to get involved based on your availability and interests.