Volunteering vacancies

Our volunteers are important in helping us to carry out our life-changing work. Your skills, experience and enthusiasm are a huge part of everything we do.

Volunteering with Vista can benefit you too - developing skills, gaining confidence, demonstrating your commitment, building your experience, meeting new people and knowing that you are making a difference to local people with sight loss.

There are many ways you can be involved - in our social groups, with our charity shops, fundraising events, and more.

Take a look at the opportunities currently available, and if you’re interested please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, or complete an application form.

To see our one-off volunteering opportunities, please visit our Volunteering Events page.

We're currently looking for

Mobile Support Service Volunteer (Leicester City)

  • Location Various locations within Leicester City
  • Hours Flexible, 3 days a month, minimum commitment of 3 months

Vista's Mobile Support Service will be touring Leicester City from February 2017, providing information, support and advice about sight loss. We are looking for a volunteer to be part of a team on board, providing information in the local community.

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'Outside in' Cafe Volunteer

  • Location Rushey Mead, Leicester
  • Hours 2 to 3 hours each session

At our award winning residential home in Rushey Mead we aim to give our residents varied life and experiences.
With this in mind we have created an old fashioned sweet shop and café, to bring the ‘outside in’ to our residents. This creates interest, allows people to make their own choices, stimulates memories and helps our residents to maintain skills, improve their independence and so enhance their lives.

We would like to recruit volunteers to help us run the café/shop, which we'd like to have open 3 times a day 10am to 12 noon, 2pm to 4pm, then 6pm to 8pm. You can do as many or as few 'shifts' as you like.

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Social Group Helper (Melton)

  • Location Melton Mowbray
  • Hours One Thursday a month, from 10am to 4pm, for three months.

Our social group in Melton meets once a month, to provide friendship, support and encouragement to older people living with sight loss. We are looking for reliable, friendly people to help with crafts, games and social activities at this group, help to serve and clear away meals, and take part in occasional outings.

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Social Group Helper (Braunstone)

  • Location Braunstone
  • Hours One day (Thursday) a month, from 10am to 3.30pm

Our social group in Braunstone meets twice a month, to provide friendship, support and encouragement to older people living with sight loss. We are looking for reliable, friendly people to help with crafts, games and social activities at this group, help to serve and clear away meals, and take part in occasional outings.

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Activities Assistant (residential homes)

  • Location New Wycliffe Home or Kathleen Rutland Home
  • Hours A morning or afternoon per week

Vista has two homes, Kathleen Rutland Home and New Wycliffe Home, that provide high quality residential care and a specialist service for people with a sensory impairment and people with dementia. We're looking for volunteers to provide or to assist organised activities sessions for elderly home residents.

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Socialising Volunteer (residential homes)

  • Location New Wycliffe Home or Kathleen Rutland Home
  • Hours Negotiable but looking for one morning or afternoon per week

Vista has two homes, Kathleen Rutland Home and New Wycliffe Home, that provide high quality residential care and a specialist service for people with a sensory impairment and people with dementia. We're looking for volunteers to socialise with elderly residents providing friendship, support and encouragement and to help create a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Social Group Assistant (Loughborough)

  • Location St Peter’s Church, Loughborough
  • Hours Two Tuesdays a month, from 10.30am to 3pm for three months

Our social group in Loughborough meets twice a month, to provide friendship, support and encouragement to older people living with sight loss. We are looking for reliable, friendly people to help with crafts, games and social activities at this group, help to serve and clear away meals, and take part in occasional outings.

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Social Group Assistant

  • Location Various venues in Leicester City, County and Rutland
  • Hours Flexible hours. Groups run once a month.

Vista’s Social Groups meet regularly in local venues. We're looking for volunteers to assist the Group Facilitator in providing friendship, support and encouragement to people living with sight loss.

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Fundraising Office Volunteer

  • Location Vista House, 1A Salisbury Road, Leicester
  • Hours Flexible, at least half a day a week

Vista is looking for an enthusiastic and hard working volunteer to help out in our fundraising and marketing office. Tasks will include calling potential and existing supporters, researching local businesses and trusts, coordinating mailings, and much more.

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Project Marketing Volunteer

  • Location Vista House, 1A Salisbury Road Leicester
  • Hours 1 day a week (Full or half day) Flexible (Monday – Friday)

Vista’s Mobile Support Service is currently touring Leicestershire and Rutland, providing information, support and advice about sight loss. We are looking for a volunteer to help deliver the marketing plan for this project. Working alongside the Marketing Team, you will be responsible for letting local communities and media know that we are visiting their area.

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Friends of Vista Co-ordinator

  • Location In your local community
  • Hours Commitment to fundraise for Vista for the next 12 months

We have ambitious targets to reach in the fundraising team at Vista. One way we want to increase our income and local profile is by setting up “Friends of Vista” fundraising groups. We need dedicated, enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers to lead these groups and raise funds in their communities.

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Collections Team Co-ordinator

  • Location As required
  • Hours Flexible

To make our regular bucket collections successful, we need a dynamic, enthusiastic and willing volunteer to lead the team. You will be responsible for booking collections across the region, as well as coordinating our fantastic volunteer collections team, ensuring you have enough people to hold the buckets and raise vital funds for Vista.

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Bucket Collections Volunteer

  • Location As required
  • Hours Flexible

We have ambitious targets to reach in the fundraising team at Vista. One way we want to increase our income and local profile is by holding more regular bucket collections - but to make them successful we need a team of enthusiastic and willing volunteers to hold the buckets and collect vital funds for us.

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Box Collector Co-ordinator

  • Location Based at Vista House, Leicester, but should be prepared to travel throughout Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Hours Flexible – a few hours per week

We need someone to coordinate the team of volunteers who empty and place Vista’s collection boxes throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and to develop possible new leads for venues in which to place boxes.

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