Volunteer for us

“Volunteering for the Dorset Blind Association has made me appreciate my own good health. I have a lot of admiration and respect for the visually impaired and the way that they cope.” — Bill

With over 400 volunteers, we can honestly say that we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you!

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available, there is something to suit everyone, wherever you live, whatever your age and however much time you have.

Volunteer opportunities available at Dorset Blind Association

Volunteers are the life blood of the Dorset Blind Association.


Being a volunteer for somebody with sight loss can be incredibly rewarding. It’s the simple things that can make a huge difference, and you can help with practical jobs such as reading the post, going out for a walk, or just having a cup of tea and a good old natter. For many people with sight... Read more »

ServicesVolunteer Driving

We desperately need more volunteer drivers. People with sight loss can often find themselves isolated and lonely, stuck at home. Two thirds of people with sight loss rarely or never go out. Would you like to help people enjoy life and be a part of their community again? We run lots of activities for people... Read more »

Social Club VolunteeringSocial club volunteering

Volunteering at a social club allows you to have a vital role in improving lives in your local community. Most club meetings offer entertainment and occasional outings; however, for many of the people who attend clubs, the real attraction is just the opportunity to get out of the house, sit and talk with others, share... Read more »

Ferndown Shop Volunteer

The opening of our first charity shop in 2017 marked a new dimension to both the work and the fundraising of Dorset Blind Association. Occupying a prominent position on Penny’s Walk in the Ferndown Centre, our first shop in Ferndown is designed to not only raise much needed income to fund our services, but is... Read more »

VoltunteersEvent volunteering in Dorset

Fancy some fun while you volunteer? Would you like to try something a bit different while having the opportunity to meet people and get out and about? Coming to our events is one of the best ways that you can support our community and be involved. Events are a great way for us to raise... Read more »

Pyjama Day for DBAOffice volunteering for Dorset Blind Association charity

Do you fancy helping us out in the office? You can put your skills to good use, be part of a wonderful team, and know that your efforts are bringing happiness to local people with sight loss. Volunteering is a great way to enhance your skills and experience to improve your employability. We welcome a... Read more »

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about volunteering, we’d love to hear from you. You can phone us on 01202 712865 or visit us at our centre in Poole.

Find out how to get in touch

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