How you can help

Volunteering For NAB

People with sight loss often become isolated and lose confidence. Working as a NAB volunteer will have a direct impact on helping blind and partially sighted people to live life to the full, and that is truly fantastic.

Volunteers will be able to;

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Offer companionship and friendship/brighten the day with a cuppa and a chat.

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Help our clients maintain their independence and also help reduce their isolation and loneliness.

Volunteering with NAB is an extremely rewarding opportunity. Our volunteers gain valuable new skills and experiences. Our volunteering roles give a sense of pride and identity and they provide a natural sense of accomplishment.

All of our volunteers will be;

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Valued and respected

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Provided training relevant to the role

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Offered continuous support and advice

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All expenses paid

NAB volunteering roles are varied and there is something to suit everyone.

Our roles are flexible and can be adapted to fit in with home and work commitments. Our diverse volunteering roles include;

Befriending

If you enjoy engaging with others on a one to one basis, befriending partnerships often grow into lasting frienships. Commitment of 1-2hrs per fortnight.

Driving

It is extremely important for our clients to be able to attend medical appointments, outings, support groups and social clubs etc. A role within our driving service will help them regain and retain their independence and wellbeing. Commitment can be occasional help or a regular commitment of once a week or month.

Social Club Helper

A great way to meet people and develop friendships. Our clubs can be a lifeline to our clients providing essential social interaction. Commitment of one afternoon per month.

Talking Newspaper

This service enables our clients to keep in touch with local news and to still feel part of the community. Volunteers can either be a reader or a production assistant. Commitment of 2-3hrs per week.

Our Services

For more than 100 years we have been working with blind and partially sighted people throughout Northamptonshire helping thousands of individuals transform their lives.

Find out how we can help you today – phone our confidential helpline on 01604 719193 or send us an email info@nab.org.uk