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.  

Please note that due to coronavirus we are suspending all active volunteer recruitment until further notice.

You can still browse the opportunities below. If you choose to submit an application, we will keep it on file and contact you as soon as we are able to resume recruitment.

Activity Volunteer (Forward Vision)

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

Forward Vision is 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 our young adults' 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 involves 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 Befriender (Jenny's Well)

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

Volunteer befrienders play a vital role in Jenny's Well Care Home, spending quality time with our older residents who are all visually impaired. Do you love to chat, reminisce, read and play games with older people? Perhaps you have a love of art, music or sport that you can share with our residents? You could become a member of our activities team and help us them make sure there’s never a dull moment at Jenny's Well!

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IT Support and Learning Volunteer (Braeside House)

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

Many of our older residents would like to be able to make better use of modern technology, for example to keep in touch with loved ones or be able to take and share photos and/or videos. This, if you’re the right person, is where you come in.

For this role, we’re looking for two important skillsets:

  1. You should be someone who is comfortable and confident with modern technology. You don’t need to be an expert software engineer or anything like that; we need volunteers who can find their way around the average smartphone, tablet or laptop and make use of their common functions.
  2. You should have great people skills, patience and the ability to explain steps clearly and simply to our residents, helping them build their knowledge and confidence.
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Volunteer Befriender (Braeside House)

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

Volunteer befrienders play a vital role in Braeside House Care Home, spending quality time with our older residents who are all visually impaired. Do you love to chat, reminisce, read and play games with older people? Perhaps you have a love of art, music or sport that you can share with our residents? You could become a member of our activities team and help us them make sure there’s never a dull moment at Braeside House!

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Fundraising Events Volunteer (Head Office)

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

Like most modern charities Royal Blind must continually fundraise in order to survive and be able to help the people we serve. We love to hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year as an effective and fun part of our approach to this. These can include gala dinners, ceilidhs, quizzes, comedy nights and much more; opportunities for people support us financially whilst also taking part in something fun and rewarding.

Are you good at coming up with ideas for great fundraising events? Can you help us with the considerable planning and preparation that goes into them? Are you a reliable and sociable person who can be there on the day to help us run an event and make sure people are having a great time?

Join our fundraising team and you will develop your skills, meet incredible people and have the time of your life; at the same time you will help Scotland’s largest vision impairment charity provide vital support to people with sight loss.

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Volunteer Reception Assistant (Braeside House)

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

Could yours be the friendly face that is the first point of contact for family members, professionals and other visitors at our busy Braeside House Care Home in Edinburgh? 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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IT Support and Learning Volunteer (Jenny's Well)

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

Many of our older residents would like to be able to make better use of modern technology, for example to keep in touch with loved ones or be able to take and share photos and/or videos. This, if you’re the right person, is where you come in!

For this role, we’re looking for two important skillsets:

  1. You should be someone who is comfortable and confident with modern technology. You don’t need to be an expert software engineer or anything like that; we need volunteers who can find their way around the average smartphone, tablet or laptop and make use of their common functions.
  2. You should have great people skills, patience and the ability to explain steps clearly and simply to our residents, helping them build their knowledge and confidence.
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