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

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 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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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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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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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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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 Four days per month - 2-3 hours per day

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.

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