Volunteer for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

Volunteering for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded 

Our incredible volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Providing essential support and bringing with them skills, knowledge and experience that really help to make a difference to the lives of people with sight loss in Scotland.



"The best thing about volunteering has been meeting so many amazing people." 

Make a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted children and adults

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are sister charities supporting blind and partially sighted people across Scotland. Royal Blind runs services to help provide care and education and employment tailored to people with sight loss. Scottish War Blinded gives free support to ex-service men and women, no matter if they lost their sight during or after service.

Volunteer roles

There are many ways you can help us, from befriending and having a chat over a cup of tea with our care home residents, working with veterans in our activity centres, or assisting our teachers and playworkers, to championing and supporting our campaigns to fight isolation and loneliness on behalf of people with sight loss.

View and apply for current vacancies


Gain valuable skills 

By volunteering with Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded you will: 

  • Support people with sight loss in your community 
  • Gain work experience 
  • Learn new skills 
  • Meet new people
  • Gain confidence 
  • Have fun! 


Training and support for volunteers

We work hard to ensure that our volunteers feel valued and supported for the enormous contribution they make to our services every day. In exchange for your contribution to Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, we will provide you with training and support and encourage you to achieve your potential, as well as a valuable experience to add to your CV.

″“I think I’m a different person to who I was when I began working with Royal Blind a year ago. I feel passionatly about working with people with disabilities."″

″“The residents are so lovely and they really want you there. Having volunteers is important as it’s a different face and voice for the residents."″