Join our fantastic volunteer team to help us support local people with sight loss through virtual and face to face groups and keep our organisation running. Meet new people, gain new skills and make a difference to local people with Visual Impairments.
We have a flexible approach to volunteering and a variety of roles available to suit individuals who want to get involved.

Could you help?

  • Provide Peer Support to other people with Visual Impairments.
  • Share your IT knowledge with people with VIs.
  • Welcome people to our face to face services and groups.
  • Help with our admin to keep us running smoothly.
  • Publicise our activities so more people can benefit from our work.
  • Organise an event and raise vital funds.
  • Be a trustee and help manage the charity.

Volunteering Kirklees Quality Award logoWe reimburse expenses and offer full induction and training opportunities. In January 2020, KVIN received the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award which recognises our good practice in providing good quality volunteer experiences. Read more about the award here.

Here is a list of our range of volunteer roles, click on the links for more information about each role. We are currently actively seeking a Activity/Social Group Leaders, Information Session Leaders, Activity/ Social Group Sighted Guides and Admin Support Roles for visually impaired volunteers;

Roles for sighted volunteers;

Roles for all;

Or is there another way you would like to help us? Please contact Claire Drake, Volunteer Coordinator claire.drake@kvin.org.uk 07780 054245

KVIN volunteers at one of our drop-in sessions providing support.

A Volunteers Story

Sam is a registered blind mum from Kirklees, who has been volunteering for KVIN since June 2017.

She says, ‘I met a KVIN volunteer through social media, who suggested I might like to get involved. I now run the organisations social media and offer peer support. Since joining the charity I have had the opportunity to learn new skills such as website building, and made a number of new friends. I would definitely recommend volunteering to others. ‘