Volunteer

Can you change a life today?

As a valued volunteer, you could be the only one that a deafblind person speaks to in days; you could be the difference between someone leaving the house that week or not; you could give someone the chance to do something they never thought possible – and what’s more, you don’t need any special experience or skills to do it!

Volunteering for Deafblind UK is an exciting and rewarding way to spend your free time. Whether you have just an hour or a whole week to give us, there’s something for you. From befriending and running social groups to office work, gardening and driving, if you’ve got the time, we’ve got a role for you!

As a Deafblind UK volunteer, you will receive full training and ongoing support to help really make a difference to the people we support.

92% of people surveyed said that volunteering for Deafblind UK has had a positive effect on their physical and/or mental health.

Volunteer roles

These are just some of our volunteer roles. Click on each one to find out what's involved.

Lyn talking to a Deafblind UK member

Membership services volunteer

A purple Deafblind UK gazebo and table set up on grass at a summer event.

Community champion

Fundraising volunteer

Fundraising volunteer

Three elderly people sitting on a bench, chatting

Care home volunteer

Learning to use an iPad's accessibility features

Digital volunteer

Clothes and accessories in the Deafblind UK charity shop

Charity shop volunteer

5 people doing crafts around a table

Social group volunteer

Volunteer Befrienders

Volunteer Befrienders

90% of people surveyed said that volunteering for Deafblind UK has allowed them make a positive difference to their community.

Jackie wearing a purple top, sitting outside with a plate of cakes in the foreground

“I have been a home befriender for nearly a year now and it’s been excellent. It makes a big difference when you know you are being appreciated by the charity as well as the people you befriend."