Current vacancies

Our volunteers provide essential support and bringing with them skills, knowledge and experience that really help to make a difference.

All our current volunteering vacancies are listed below. To apply for a position, please complete the application form by clicking 'apply online'. 

If you are applying using the online form, it is advisable to save your online application as a draft at regular intervals while completing it to ensure your information is not lost. 

Please note that we cannot accept speculative applications.

If you are interested in volunteering for our sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, you can view current Scottish War Blinded volunteering vacancies.  

Volunteer Driver (Royal Blind School)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

Love driving, and qualified to drive a minibus? Love spending time with children? How about a volunteering opportunity that plays to both? We need a safe and responsible road-user with a fun and friendly personality to help us get our young people out and about.

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Volunteer Gardener (Royal Blind School)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

We need green fingered volunteers to work their magic at The Royal Blind School! By donating your time, knowledge and skills you’ll help maintain and develop our stunning gardens where our pupils and others can enjoy tranquillity, natural beauty and abundant sensory stimulation.

This rewarding role will involve plenty of hands-on gardening, redevelopment and ground preparation. Moreover, we want you to have your say; you’ll be included in garden design and layout, and the planting of plants and shrubs.

As a volunteer, you will meet inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of children and young people with visual impairments.

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Activity Volunteer (Forward Vision)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

You will be volunteering at Forward Vision, our residential centre for young adults who have visual impairments and a range of additional needs including physical disabilities and both cognitive and communication impairments. Working alongside trained and qualified staff, you will improve their quality of life by helping them take part in a range of rewarding activities such as reading, art, music and meditation.

In this role you will get to know the different personalities, interests and skills of our young people. You will build close ongoing relationships with them, and become an important and trusted person in their lives. For this reason, this role would suit someone who is considering a longer term volunteering commitment of a year or more.

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Volunteer Driver (Forward Vision)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

Love driving, and qualified to drive a minibus? Love spending time with young people? How about a volunteering opportunity that plays to both? We need a safe and responsible road-user with a fun and friendly personality to help us get our young people out and about.

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Reception & Admin Volunteer (Jenny's Well, Paisley)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Greater Glasgow

Could yours be the friendly face that is the first point of contact for family members, professionals and other visitors at our busy Jenny's Well Care Home in Paisley? Do you have good admin skills and enjoy helping ensure everything keeps running smoothly? We need a volunteer to help with reception and office admin, and if you think you've got what it takes we'd love to hear from you!

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Volunteer Befriender

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Greater Glasgow

What does Royal Blind do?

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. We create life changing opportunities for vision impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

Jenny's Well is a care home in Paisley, Renfrewshire. Jenny's Well offers nursing care to older people with vision impairment, including those that may have other medical needs such as dementia. Jenny’s Well is a dynamic team who will welcome and support volunteers to have a positive and rewarding experience.

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IT Support and Learning Volunteer

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

What does Royal Blind do?

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. We create life changing opportunities for vision impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

Braeside House is a care home in Edinburgh, Braeside House offers nursing care to older people with vision impairment, including those that may have other medical needs such as dementia. Braeside House is a dynamic team who will welcome and support volunteers to have a positive and rewarding experience.

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Volunteer Befriender (Braeside House)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Braeside House, 81 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6LE

What does Royal Blind do?

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. We create life changing opportunities for vision impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

Braeside House is a care home in Edinburgh, Braeside House offers nursing care to older people with vision impairment, including those that may have other medical needs such as dementia. Braeside House is a dynamic team who will welcome and support volunteers to have a positive and rewarding experience.

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Volunteer Events Assistant

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

What does Royal Blind do?

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. We create life changing opportunities for vision impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

The Fundraising department organise all Royal Blind’s events and challenges. The Volunteer Events Assistant will be assisting this team.  

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  1. Administrative Support (issuing raffle prize donation request letters, acknowledge donations received with a thank you letter)
  2. Event Promotion 
  3. Hosting information stalls at various events to raise charity awareness 
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Volunteer Reception Assistant

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

What does Royal Blind do?

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. We create life changing opportunities for vision impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

Braeside House is a care home in Edinburgh, Braeside House offers nursing care to older people with vision impairment, including those that may have other medical needs such as dementia. Braeside House is a dynamic team who will welcome and support volunteers to have a positive and rewarding experience.

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