Volunteer

British Wireless for the Blind Fund would not be able to continue to help people with sight loss if it wasn’t for the fantastic support of our army of volunteers.

Our charity is lucky to be helped by 45 people who commit their time to us for free and make a real difference to those who use our services.

Not only does volunteering help support the BWB but could help you as well.

It could be a route to employment, a chance to try something new or a way to give. 

Volunteering allows you to:

  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Develop your existing skills, knowledge and experience
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Enhance your CV
  • Improve your employment prospects
  • Help benefit people with sight loss
  • Socialise
  • Get to know the local community

We are always looking for volunteers, and even if you can’t give up much time you may still be able to help us.

You could sign up as a communications volunteer, which involves visiting groups and clubs in your local area to tell them about BWBF’s work. This is also a great way to support us if you are already a member of an organisation – tell them about us too!

Whatever your reasons are for wanting to volunteer, we would be glad to have you on board.

For more information and to find out about our current opportunities fill out the form below. 

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Volunteer Form

Want to know our current volunteers stories? Check out their case studies below.

Rod Sparkes (Radio Distributor)

Rod Sparkes has been volunteering with BWBF for four years, helping us distribute our sets to blind and partially sighted people. Rod first got involved with BWBF in January 2012 after an AGM of Devon in Sight the previous year and says it’s been awe-inspiring. He recalls his initial training session where he and some…

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Nick Prutton (radio distributor)

Nick Prutton is one of our radio distributors, installing sets to blind and partially sighted people in Hertfordshire. The 57-year-old has been volunteering with BWBF since 2013. He was looking for something to do after moving back to the area from Devon and finding himself with time on his hands. He came across the role…

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Colin Perrott (radio distributor)

People have all sorts of different reasons for wanting to give their time to a charity, and the motivation for our longest serving volunteer to join us was very personal. Colin Perrott has been volunteering at BWBF for more than 20 years – helping install audio equipment to hundreds of visually impaired people across Coventry.…

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Anna Herrin (database)

We don’t just have radio distributor volunteers – we also have numerous people who give up their time to help us at our head office. Anna has been volunteering for British Wireless for the Blind Fund for six years. She helps us out as a database administrator – making sure our recipients’ and supporters’ details…

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Peter Guy (technical volunteer)

Another of our head office volunteers is Peter Guy who has been with us for almost a year – supporting our IT team as a technical volunteer. He joined us after retiring and moving to the area. Peter knew he wanted to do something with his time and when he saw the role advertised, it…

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