Lend a hand and make a change!
It’s thanks to the support of generous volunteers like you, that we can save sight and change lives. To make finding an opportunity for you extra easy, we’ve suggested some ideas below for Little Big Helpers, Big Helpers and Super Big Helpers.
No matter what you are good at, there’s something to suit helping hands of all shapes and sizes! From raising awareness of sight loss in your community to fundraising to support our work transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted people, the more of us who join in, the bigger help we will be!
Little Big Helpers
For little ones who want to make a big impact!
Support us with a spring clear-out!
Pack up pre-loved toys and games and donate to a Vision Foundation charity shop to raise funds to support the visually impaired community! Did you know each bag of donations is worth roughly £30 to us?
If you’re not local to our shops, you could host a yard sale, or sell on eBay, and donate the proceeds here.
Get crafting to raise awareness of sight loss.
We’ve created a fun, print-at-home glasses design activity for Little Big Helpers to colour in, decorate or bedazzle whilst learning about the visually impaired community and talking about ways to maintain good eye health! Why not invite over friends, cousins and classmates to join in and raise awareness of sight loss in your community?
Download the print-at-home glasses activity and explore our blogs for conversation starters around sight loss awareness, including: Thinking Eye Smart, Meet inspiring researchers, 5 facts about braille, Chloe’s story, How does a blind person abseil down a waterfall?, Tour tours – getting hands on with accessible theatre, Myth-busting.
Bake for a breakthrough this Bank Holiday.
Megan and Isla (aged 7 and 9) raised an amazing £82 selling baked treats to their neighbours in aid of Vision Foundation and Fight for Sight. Why not have a go at baking some cupcakes to share with friends, family and neighbours during the Bank Holiday weekend?
We’ve put together this fantastic, fundraiser-friendly cupcake recipe for little bakers. Download the PDF here and plain Word document version here. You can also download our paper donation box print template so your Little Big Helper can design and build their own collection box for their bake sale!
Volunteer to cheer at a challenge event!
Throughout the year, our incredible supporters raise money to change lives and save sight by taking part in challenge events. From marathons, to pelotons, muddy races to epic swims, there’s something for everyone! One of the most important parts of a challenge event is the enthusiastic cheer squad motivating them from the sidelines. Make a day of it and bring your family along for an exciting trip into the city, meeting new people and making a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Check out this blog by Fundraising Assistant, Olivia with the top 5 reasons to get your cheer on for Vision Foundation and Fight for Sight!
Pledge a £5 donation to save sight and change lives.
Donate £5 here to make an impact by donating to support our work.
For incredible supporters who can dedicate a few hours, or the Bank Holiday to saving sight and changing lives!
Grow our community!
We’re working to build a better world for blind and partially sighted people. Be a part of the change by joining our online community! Every like, comment, save and share brings our messages to new audiences, raising awareness of life-changing projects, ground-breaking research and powerful stories. Take the first step by following our social profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube!
Visit our charity shops and hear from our volunteers.
Our friendly shop teams are welcoming new volunteers to support our work across a variety of exciting roles. Stop by one of our 9 charity shops to hear more about the amazing opportunities and pick up an application pack, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to chat to one of the team!
Host friends and family and collect donations.
Are you the host with the most? Invite your nearest and dearest over on Bank Holiday Monday for a feel-good get-together. Your event can be whatever you want to be, from games nights to picnics to barbecues – the choice is yours! Why not bake treats or provide drinks and encourage guests to contribute to a charity collection?
If you’ll have children joining you, download our print-at-home glasses templates for Little Big Helpers to colour in, decorate or bedazzle whilst learning about the visually impaired community and talking about ways to maintain good eye health!
Mark May with a fundraising challenge!
Fancy trying something new this May? Footy fundraisers, crochet challenges, gardening goals, and more. Find inspiration and keep yourself motivated with our list of 100 fundraising challenges and the A-Z of fundraising!
Pledge a £10 donation to save sight and change lives.
A £10 donation could provide sensory toys for a child who is visually impaired. Make an impact by donating here.
Super Big Helpers
For amazing people who want to go above and beyond to transform the lives of people living with and facing sight loss.
Be a community superstar and organise a fundraising event!
Could you set up a street party, karaoke night or quiz night for charity? Connect with other superstars in your local area and put on a fun event for your community in aid of Vision Foundation and Fight for Sight! We have a fundraising pack, branded bunting and posters to get you started.
Sign up for the challenge of a lifetime.
Whether you’re into extreme sports or it’s your first-time swimming in open water, we have a mix showstopping events accessible to all. Explore the opportunities here.
Do 62 hours of volunteering to mark 62 monarchs.
Kickstart the coronation celebrations by setting yourself a volunteering goal to support our community. We have 9 shops around London and a huge range of volunteer opportunities – there is something for everyone! If you have something else in mind, we’d love to hear more. Send us an email at email@example.com.
Pledge a £30 donation to save sight and change lives.
A £30 donation could help a visually impaired person access a one-to-one mentoring programme with someone who’s had the same experience as them. Make an impact by donating here.