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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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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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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Befriender Volunteer

  • Location Within a 10 mile radius of your home
  • Hours An hour per week, flexible day/time

We're looking for volunteers to befriend a person with sight loss, to improve their self confidence, health and emotional well being, reducing their social isolation and promoting their independence.

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Respite/Short Stay Befriender Volunteer

  • Location Kathleen Rutland and/or New Wycliffe Home and in community close to where you and the people we support live
  • Hours Flexible day/time with a minimum of 1 hour a week over a twelve week period

We're looking for volunteers to befriend a person with sight loss before, during and after their short residential stay in one of Vista’s specialist homes for older people. The aim is to improve their self confidence, health and emotional well being, reducing their social isolation and promoting their independence.

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Social Enabler

  • Location Simmins Crescent, Eyres Monsell
  • Hours Flexible, half a day per week, for a minimum of 3 months

Our home at Simmins Crescent supports people with learning difficulties and a visual impairment. We place a high priority on respect for each individual, their rights and autonomy. We are seeking a volunteer to enable a resident or two, to expand their social circles, for a better quality of life. You would be working alongside our Support Workers, empowering the resident to access social networks and a variety of local activities.

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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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