Vision SupportĀ is always looking for more volunteers and the Vision Support Centre is a great place to come and help. We have so much fun in our classes and we need lots of help to keep them going. Great friendships are made here, so we are sure you will enjoy coming as much as we will enjoy having you here! If you have any time free, or a skill you would like to share, please get in touch with Tanya on 01423 565915 or

Urgent! Line dancing volunteer assistant required

Glynis with some of her line dancers

Glynis our fabulous line dancing tutor is looking for a fun, enthusiastic and dedicated person to support a couple of our blind students whilst they are dancing. You do not need to have any line dancing experience as Glynis will be supporting you all the way. You are guaranteed to have as much fun as our dancers in this class. Sequins not essential! Thursdays, 2pm – 3.30pm. If you are interested, please contact Tanya on 01423 565915 or email at 

Pottery Class Volunteer Required

member of the pottery class
Member – pottery class

Our tutor and potters are looking for some sighted assistance to join their lively and friendly team. Although pottery experience would be useful, it is not essential. They require help with the day to day running of the class, helping locate resources, working 1:1 with members, helping them with glazing, smoothing, preparing items for sale (don’t be frightened, full support will be provided to you) and tiding up at the end of the day. The class also requires help with the organising of exhibitions, preparing sculptures for sale and supporting members at the exhibitions. It is a varied role, very rewarding and a lot of fun. Our potters are very talented, this is due to the support of those helping them. Pottery classes are Wednesdays, 12pm – 3pm, term time only.

Basket Weaver Volunteer required

Two of our fabulous volunteers
Two of our fabulous volunteers

No experience necessary as full training will be provided whilst volunteering. A very friendly and creative bunch, with a small team of dedicated volunteers. This class is very precious to us as basketry has been taught by our volunteers for over 100 years. Each one of our volunteers has been taught so they can continue to support our visually impaired members as they did when our charity formed after the 1st world war. Rattan basketry is a dying heritage craft and we want to keep it going. Our members produce the most beautiful baskets, these achievements help them build their confidence and realise that there are still lots they can do when they start to lose their sight. Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm, term time only.

Digital Champions

Help required for our eagerly awaiting members who are interested in learning how to use, tablets, iPhones, Smart phones and iPads. A 15 minute session can make a huge difference to our members, learning how to text, video call, simply make a call or enjoy being social and shopping online, all the tasks most of us take for granted.

Walking Guides

Disappointingly we haven’t enough volunteers to continue our monthly walking group, however, we haven’t given up hope. If you are interested in becoming a walking guide, please get in touch with Tanya on 01423 565915 or


As we rely solely on kind donations and fundraising activities we are always looking for volunteers to bring new ideas, enthusiasm and time to help us with our fundraising events. If you can help in any way, no matter how small (baking a cake, helping on the day)  or large (organising events, chairing the fundraising committee) the role we would be very happy to hear from you.

Some of our past fundraising events have been:

  • Garden parties
  • Pamper and shop evenings
  • Coffee mornings
  • Pie n Pea Suppers.

Please contact Tanya on 565915 or email  if you are interested and want to find out more.