Volunteering Opportunities with Sight Cymru
Volunteering is a chance to meet new people, develop new skills and gain experience with the knowledge that you are respected and valued for your involvement. People who volunteer are a vital resource of our charity and we are unable to operate without them. We have volunteers from all age groups and who help us with all sorts of tasks from administrative duties, transporting our clients to appointments at hospitals to visiting people who find it difficult to get out and about.
Our volunteers say they gain as much as they give!
What special qualities do I need to be a volunteer?
None – just a little spare time, an open friendly nature, adaptability, patience and a sense of humour.
How much time do I have to give?
As much or as little as you can – it is your decision – two hours a month or two days a week – all is equally valued.
What will I get out of it?
Satisfaction of helping others, making new friends and valuable use of spare time.
How could I help?
- Administrative Duties
- Leisure activities
- Fund raising
Do volunteers receive any training?
Yes, all our volunteers receive a full day awareness training course and continued support thereafter.
For more details, please follow this link or contact us:
Tel : 01495 763650 or Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We need to raise thousands of pounds every year in order to provide the services that we do. We raise this money through a variety of fund-raising events, donations and collections but we are always on the look out for new innovative ideas.
If you think you might have a good idea or would like to organise an event with friends, neighbours or work colleagues, then please contact us.
For further information please contact us on : 01495 763650 or visit the Contact us page.
Some of the things we do at Sight Cymru to generate funds:-
If you have time and feel you can raise some money by organising a particular event we would really value if you can contact us as we can provide you with a collection box(es). Also, if you have a business or know any local businesses e.g. your local pub landlord why not ask if they can let you leave our Collection Box on the counter for customers to contribute. Every little helps.
If you would like to make a single or a regular donation to Sight Cymru, whether monthly, quarterly or annually, visit our donations page or by clicking this link.
If you are a UK resident and taxpayer, please remember that if you give through Gift Aid, it means that for every £1 you donate, Sight Cymru receives £1.25, at no extra cost to you.
Legacies – Leave a gift in your Will
A legacy is a gift left in a will, and is a practical and tax efficient way for someone to continue to support Sight Cymru after their death to help others who are visually impaired. The legacy might be a specific sum of money, object or piece of property, or the residual estate (what is left over after family, friends and other organisations have received specified legacies, and debts have been cleared.)
If you think you may like to include Sight Cymru in your Will, contact your solicitor and ask that Sight Cymru be included in the list of bequests in your will. This is our official name as recognised by the Charities Commission and our Registered Charity number is: 1171471. If you have already written your Will and you have kindly identified ‘Gwent Association for the Blind’ as a potential beneficiary, the money will still reach us, as that name continues to be protected on our behalf.
However, if you have identified ‘the blind’ or ‘blind association’ or similar, we would be happy to help you change it as it is possible the money would not go to where you had intended.
We would just like to remind our friends and supporters that we are NOT part of RNIB or Guide Dogs and that ALL of our money is spent in Wales and not in the rest of the UK as tends to be the case with the larger national charities.
How it works
Easy fundraising provide a FREE service where you can shop with your favourite online stores and at no extra cost raise funds for any charity, good cause or group you choose to support.
You still shop directly with each retailer as you would normally, but simply by using the links from our site first, each purchase you make will generate a cashback donation to the cause you wish to support.
For example, spend £25 with WH Smith and 3.5% will be donated. You will have raised £0.88, at no extra cost to your purchase. Make any purchase from Amazon and 2.5% will be donated. Insure your car with Direct Line and raise £35.00, or purchase a mobile phone from O2 and earn £17.50, and so on.
You can shop with 2000+ Brand Name retailers and to raise funds you just use the links from easy fundraising site first – it’s that simple!
If you ALREADY shop online, why not help Sight Cymru at no extra cost from purchases you would make anyway.
How to do it
Using Easy Fundraising service is free easy to use.
- To start please register with easyfundraising.org.uk so they know that you wish to support Sight Cymru. Registration is completely free.
- Next, login using your username / password. This is how the system recognises who you are and which cause benefits when you make purchases.
- Finally, click any of the retailer links provided and then shop just as you would normally.
That’s all you need to do – apart from remembering to return to Easy Fundraising site the next time you are going to shop online!!
Providing you login and use the retailer links provided Easy Fundraising.org track all your transactions and pay your nominated cause the appropriate donations. These will then be displayed in your Easy Fundraising account (which you can access online).