Volunteer with us

Are you thinking of volunteering? The Vision Foundation is always grateful to anyone who wants to volunteer their time to help us change lives and save sight.

From volunteer mentor to Marathon cheerleader, shop assistant to volunteer befriender, there are loads of ways you can volunteer your time and skills with Vision Foundation.

You don’t need a lot of time to make a big difference. While some roles have a minimum time commitment, others are very flexible or even one-off opportunities.

Volunteering can help increase your skills and confidence. It’s a great way to improve your CV, encounter different experiences and meet new people. And we’ll be there to support you all the way.

Why volunteers are so important to the Vision Foundation

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do, helping us reach more of the 200,000 blind and partially sighted people in London.

To change lives and save sight, we need to build a movement of generous people like you who want to make a difference by supporting us in our charity shops or elsewhere in the community. Join us.

We have a number of volunteering opportunities, including:

  • Working in our network of charity shops – 7 shops around Greater London
  • Organising community fundraising events
  • Supporting our head office through volunteer administration and research
  • Cheering squads at our runs and challenge events
Volunteer profiles

Charity Shop Customer Service Assistant – role profile

Digital Volunteer – Charity eBay Assistant – role profile

Donation Hub Assistant – role profile

Inclusion and accessibility

The Vision Foundation is passionate about giving everyone equal opportunities to volunteer, and we welcome your application whoever you are and whatever your needs. We work hard to ensure our volunteer opportunities are accessible to and inclusive of disabled people and other minority groups.

Blind and partially sighted volunteers

Lots of blind and partially sighted volunteers support the Vision Foundation and our delivery partners.


No one should be out of pocket for volunteering, so we reimburse travel and lunch expenses for roles where this is relevant.

Contact us

If you’re interested in volunteering with the Vision Foundation please do drop us an email at hello@visionfoundation.org.uk or call us on 020 7620 2066. Alternatively fill in your details below and someone will get back to you very soon.