Volunteering is an essential part of the work we do

It makes a huge difference to the people we help.

Why volunteering matter

People with sight loss often become isolated and lose confidence. Working as an NAB volunteer will positively impact blind and partially sighted people, helping them to live life to the full.

Our highly valued volunteers make a difference in so many ways:

  • Offering companionship and friendship
  • Helping service users maintain independence
  • Reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness

Volunteering options with NAB

There are a variety of volunteering options with NAB, such as:

  • Ball by ball commentary at NCCC

    ‘ball by ball’ live match commentary enables blind and visually impaired spectators to follow the play at all First Class fixtures played at Northampton.
  • Befriending

    this can be as simple as brightening someone’s day by dropping in for a cuppa and a chat or picking up the phone to check in and say hello.
  • SocialEyes

    we have a varied and significant social calendar for the local, visually impaired community filled with activities and outings which you can attend and help at, as a volunteer.
  • Talking News service

    our wonderful service enables people with a visual impairment keep up with local news. Volunteers can either be a reader or assist with the production of this weekly service.
  • Volunteer fundraiser

    our volunteers play a vital role in making our events and fundraising activities a success. It’s a great way to get involved, meet new people and support the charity.
  • Social club helper

    our social get-togethers can be a lifeline to our service users, providing essential social interaction and, we welcome volunteers to help run them.

How we support our volunteers

Volunteering with NAB is an extremely rewarding opportunity. Our volunteering roles give a sense of pride and identity, providing a natural sense of accomplishment.

All our volunteers are:

  • Valued and respected
  • Given training relevant to their chosen role(s)
  • Offered continuous support and advice
  • Covered for expenses relating to their volunteering role

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like to find out more, please contact us.

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Together, we can make a difference

Individuals, local businesses and our wonderful team of volunteers make all the difference when it comes to realising our vision of bettering the lives of people living with visual impairment. Thank you, to you all.