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 Development Manager, 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 Oakham, Syston, Shepshed or Rothley

We are looking for people to help in our charity shops in Oakham, Syston, Shepshed and Rothley. 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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Volunteer on the Bus

  • Location Various locations within Leicester and Leicestershire
  • Hours Flexible to suit you

Vista's Mobile Support Service will be touring Leicester City, providing information, support and advice about sight loss. Come and join the team on board the bus and meet lots of interesting people!

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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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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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Mealtime Volunteers

  • Location New Wycliffe Home, Rushey Mead
  • Hours Flexible shifts/days

We are looking for patient, friendly people to support our elderly residents to enjoy their food and drinks at breakfast, lunch and teatime. You can assist with serving foods, responding to the needs and wishes of a resident. The mealtimes are two hours long, you can commit to help at as many or as few each week as you wish.

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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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Community Fundraising Volunteer

  • 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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Socialising Volunteer (residential homes)

  • Location New Wycliffe Home, Rushey Mead
  • 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 at our New Wycliffe Home to socialise with elderly residents providing friendship, support and encouragement and to help create a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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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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Volunteer Receptionist

  • Location 3rd Floor, Provincial House 37 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 6TE
  • Hours Minimum 1 day a week (8hrs)

We are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to develop their office and administration skills to support our head office reception in the city centre.

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Children's services Volunteer

  • Location Based in Leicestershire
  • Hours Evenings/ Weekends and holiday time

We’re looking for volunteers to help with our children’s trips and activities during school holiday times, weekends, and evenings.

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Volunteer Driver

  • Location Various locations around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Hours 2 days a week but flexible from 9.00 -1.00pm
  • Pay Voluntary

We are urgently looking for a driver for our Vista Bus. You will be driving to numerous locations within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
helping us to reach remote locations and increase awareness about visual impairment.

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