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

Charity Shop Volunteers

  • Location Loughborough, Oakham, Syston, Wigston or Rothley

We are looking for people to help in our charity shops in Oakham and Loughborough. If you have an eye for fashion or for a bargain, and can help us meet and greet customers, manage the shop floor, sort, clean, price and display goods or operate the till, please get in touch.

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Box Collector Volunteer

  • Location Home based with travel
  • Hours Flexible

At Vista, our collection boxes play a vital role in generating income and raising our profile in local communities. We urgently need volunteers to collect, count and bank donations received through charity collection boxes and act as a liaison between the box holders and Vista. If you could give a little time to help bring in this money in your local community we would love to hear from you.

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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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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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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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Administrator for Vista Member Forum

  • Location From home and/or Vista House
  • Hours To attend meetings four times a year and carry out follow-up work

We are looking for a volunteer with experience of administration, taking minutes, using email, and other methods of communication, to attend and serve our Forum. The Forum meets four times a year, on a Saturday morning. You may, if you wish, become involved in other aspects of the work of the forum; such as working with members on specific projects from time to time.

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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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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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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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Community Researcher (LAT)

  • Location Various locations within Leicester City
  • Hours Attend monthly meetings, training & research as and when required

Leicester Ageing Together are building a team of Community Researcher volunteers, to help evaluate how projects are working to reach older isolated people in Leicester. No research or evaluation experience is needed as training will be provided.

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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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New Wycliffe 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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Sight Loss Volunteer Advisor REF: SLVA

  • Location Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland - including community settings and hospitals
  • Hours half a day a week

We are looking for a Sight Loss Volunteer Advisor to offer emotional support to people who have been diagnosed with sight loss or maybe at risk of losing their sight. Your day will always be different offering support from our mobile support service or from within a community centre!

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Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

  • Location Vista House 1A Salisbury Road, Leicester LE1 7QR
  • Hours 1 day per week

We are looking for a Volunteer Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser to work alongside our busy Trusts & Grants Team.
Your role will mainly involve a lot of online research into Trusts and Foundations, identifying new funding opportunities for Vista, and sending funding applications.

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