Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2022
For Volunteers Week, we want to say thank you to our incredible blind and partially sighted volunteers, who are working so hard to advocate for visually impaired people in their communities.
Over the last year, they have achieved so much – engaging with employers, healthcare and transport providers and working with retail outlets to improve access to shops and public spaces.
A message to volunteers from Thomas Pocklington Trust Chairman, Mervyn Williamson
Read the transcript from this video.
Charles Colquhoun CEO of TPT said:
“Every day I see and hear about the positive impact volunteers make to the lives of blind and partially sighted people in their communities. I want to thank each and every one of our brilliant volunteers. We simply could not accomplish such positive outcomes or reach as many people without you.”
What volunteering means to us
Throughout Volunteers Week, we will be sharing the stories of some of our amazing volunteers. Find out about their work and what’s inspired them to advocate for others.
We asked some of our wonderful Sight Loss Council members what volunteering meant to them:
Naomi Ditchfield – Merseyside Sight Loss Council
Jack Moffat – Northumberland Sight Loss Council
Emma Blackmoore – Bristol Sight Loss Council
Clare Williams – Black Country Sight Loss Council
Paul Goddard – East Sussex Sight Loss Council
Jules Lee – Merseyside Sight Loss Council
Steve Keith – Birmingham Sight Loss Council
Natalie Greenhough – Black Country Sight Loss Council
Paul Day – Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council
Watch our Conference video from last year which features SLC members talking about what they got out of our volunteer conference and why our volunteers should sign up for our upcoming conference this year:
Nominations now open for Rodney Powell Award
Now in their second year, these awards recognise the contribution a volunteer or volunteering team has made to the lives of blind and partially sighted people. Categories are:
1. Volunteering team of the year:
2. Volunteer of the year (individual)
3. Campaign of the year
4. Outstanding contribution to volunteering
SLC volunteer stories
Check out stories of our amazing members, hear their experiences and learn about their work with the Sight Loss Councils.
Want to campaign for more accessible services for blind and partially sighted people in your area? Influence positive change by volunteering for our Sight Loss Council.
Publication date: 31 May 2022