Support our Services

You can make a difference to the lives of visually impaired children and adults by volunteering in one of our services. If you're a hands-on individual looking for a practical and worth while volunteering experience, we'd love to hear from you.

Royal Blind School pupil and teacher working in cafe

Our volunteer roles include:

Braeside House

Our care home for blind and partially sighted older people, Braeside House, has the following volunteering vacancies:

We prefer volunteers who are able to make a longer term commitment as it can take time to build relationships with the residents. All Braeside volunteers will require a valid PVG disclosure check prior to commencing the role. 

Please contact us for further information on any of these roles. 

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.

Royal Blind School and Kidscene After School & Holiday Club

Our school, and after school and holiday club occasionally take volunteers that can help the staff plan and deliver activities or lessons. Experience of working with children is helpful, although not essential. An interest in working with young people and an enthusiasm for play is what we are looking for!

There are currently no volunteering opportunitnies available for the Royal Blind School or Kidscene. Please check back in the summer time. 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our services or just wish to know more about volunteering with Royal Blind, please contact our Fundraising & Marketing team. Our voluntary positions require PVG disclosure checks