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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering not only benefits the organisation or sector where an individual is volunteering through shared skills, ideas and lived experiences, but it can also have a profound impact on the volunteers themselves. This includes increased confidence, learning new skills, making new friends and opening up opportunities.

Become a member of one of our Sight Loss Councils

We have a number of volunteering roles available for blind and partially sighted people as part of ourSight Loss Councils

Become a volunteer

TPT has several volunteer programs which provide a forum for blind and partially sighted people to have a voice on matters important to them and their communities.

Sighted Guide Volunteers: you will guide blind or partially sighted delegates around, e.g., to workshops, photo shoots, and meals.

Skills, experience, and qualities needed

  • Confident communicator
  • Great people person
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable with excellent time management skills
  • Have a good level of mobility to be able to guide another person
  • Sighted guide training will be provided
  • Willingness to be around assistance dogs

How you will benefit

  • Opportunity to network with others.
  • Opportunity to observe and learn through the workshops.
  • A chance to understand more about disability.
  • Opportunity to complete our online learning for this role and be trained as a sighted guide.

Learning requirements

  • Sighted guiding
  • Involvement/Boundaries
  • Safeguarding
  • Attend briefing before the conference


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Volunteer zone

A dedicated section for our valued volunteers to access free training and development opportunities.


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