Support Our Services

Volunteers play an important role in supporting the work that Royal Blind does to support, educate and care for blind and partially sighted children and adults.

Independent living skills kitchenSome of our voluntary positions require PVG disclosure checks

Our volunteer roles include:

Supporting elderly people

Braeside House

Our care home for elderly blind and partially sighted people, Braeside House, welcomes volunteers who can:

• Support and chat to the residents
• Go on trips
• Help with activities
• Assist with walking.

We prefer volunteers who are able to make a longer term commitment as it can take time to build relationships with the residents.

Scottish War Blinded

Our sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, runs a day centre in Wilkieston, outside of Edinburgh. The majority of people attending the centre are elderly. We appreciate the help of volunteers with an interest in:

• Art
• Gardening
• Wood work.

In addition, we also have volunteering opportunities for people wishing to help out in general in the centre.

Working with children and young people


Our after school and holiday club takes volunteers throughout the year that can help the staff plan and deliver activities for the children. Experience of working with children is helpful, although not essential. An interest in children and enthusiasm for play is what we are looking for!

Royal Blind School

We occasionally take on volunteers to assist in the classrooms at the Royal Blind School or in our residential facilities. Volunteers always work alongside our staff and the placements are usually short term.


Volunteer Interest

If you are interested in volunteering in our services please contact us using the form below: