Volunteering at My Sight Nottinghamshire

Volunteers are Vital!

My Sight Nottinghamshire recognises the vital contribution made to the organisation by our volunteers. Over 150 people give freely of their time and skills to support all the functions of My Sight Nottinghamshire, from social groups to fundraising events.

You will Benefit!

Volunteering is not just a one sided arrangement! Many people benefit from volunteering with the My Sight Nottinghamshire. Whether it is gaining new skills for your CV or meeting new people, volunteering is a great way to develop your skills further.

Volunteer Roles

Here at My Sight Nottinghamshire we have a range of volunteering opportunities.  Currently we are looking for volunteers in the following areas: Home visitors and My Guide volunteers; Drivers; Fundraising, incorporating Retail opportunities;  Arts & Crafts; Sports & Fitness; I.T; Social and Leisure Activities.

Case Studies

The case studies featured on this page are a small sample of the volunteering experience at available at My Sight...

Volunteer Case Study 1:

Why did you choose to volunteer for My Sight Nottinghamshire?

I eventually want to work in the field of visual impairment or disability and thought this would be a good step towards this. I thought it would be a good way to meet new friends and gain new experiences, and also enable me to put something down on my CV.

What have been the highlights of your volunteering experience?

I can't put my finger on any highlight, as it's all interesting, good fun and good experience for me. I guess a small perk to being a volunteer would be being able to offer to help with my own expertise where applicable. Also, with all the knowledge, contacts and experience I continue to build I feel that this should put me in good stead for getting a job in this field - hopefully!

How have you benefited or learnt from your experiences?

In other organisations I have been able to promote services, opportunities and even provide answers to questions. I feel that I couldn't have done this as well if I hadn't volunteered with My Sight Nottinghamshire!

Was volunteering what you expected?

I tried to go in with an open mind, as I do whenever I go somewhere new. I hope this will continue and that I never become set in my ways. Certainly if things did not meet my expectations I would try to address them, either by taking action to improve things in that area (e.g. by using personal development and role development to boost what I do) or by adjusting my expectations somehow.

Volunteer Case Study 2:

Why did you choose to volunteer for My Sight Nottinghamshire?

I started to volunteer at My Sight Nottinghamshire because my housemate recommeded that I should. At the time I wasn't really doing anything.

What have been the highlights of your volunteering experience?

I have learned that I am a 'people person' and that I like working with people from all different walks of life. I'd like to think that I am making a difference.

How have you benefited or learnt from your experiences?

I have gained in personal self confidence over the last few months. I never thought I would enjoy volunteering for an organisation such as this. I love helping people.

Was volunteering what you expected?

No, it's better. It's helped me realise I have skills that I thought I did not possess.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can begin your own personal volunteer journey please get in touch with us by calling 0115 9706 806 or email volunteer@mysightnotts.org.uk