Support our Services

Volunteers play such an important role in helping the work that Royal Blind does to support, educate and care for blind and partially sighted children and adults. If you're a keen, hands-on individual looking to gain 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 three volunteering vacancies:

Gardening assistant
Reading volunteer
Resident befriending - hairdressers.  

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.


Kidscene After School & Holiday Club

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.

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