Support Us

Volunteering

Croydon Vision is indebted to a strong team of dedicated volunteers who work alongside the permanent staff in supporting its members. We are extremely grateful to all those who willingly commit a couple of hours, half a day or a day or two a week to assist with our varied services and activities. Opportunities for volunteering include office administration, leading social groups and discussions, preparing and serving lunches, guiding on outside visits, occasional driving, and helping with group activities (for further details see under Services on this website).

Whilst we are keen to benefit from our volunteers’ existing skills, training and guidance in specific tasks and in supporting people with disabilities will always be provided. The Volunteer Co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring a safe and enjoyable working experience and is open to suggestions, discussion and feedback at any time.

Vacancies for volunteers will normally be advertised here. We welcome applicants who have a visual impairment themselves and we will try to match them to appropriate roles. As we work with vulnerable adults of all ages, security checks including a current Disclosure and Barring Certificate are required.

If you would like to be considered as a potential volunteer, please email volunteering@croydonvision.org.uk  with the name of the role that interests you most.

If you require a paper or large print copy, or if you would like to discuss the opportunity,
please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator using the above email address, or telephone 020 8688 2486.

Volunteering Vacancies

Croydon Vision is willing to negotiate flexible working so long as it benefits everyone particularly service users. Croydon Vision is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Volunteer Driver

We are looking to recruit a Volunteer Driver to assist our Transport Team.

Volunteer Member Support Driver

Volunteer Group Assistants

We are looking for Volunteers to Lead a Group (Craft) or assist our Group Leaders with the below classes.
Arts, Bowls, Crafts, Dancing, Keep Fit, Pottery and Yoga – Classes are 2hrs long and times vary from Monday through to Thursday.

Group assistants and member support

Volunteer Kitchen Assistant

We are looking for volunteers to help assist our Cook and current Volunteers with the preparation and serving of our lunch service.
Our lunch service runs from Tuesday to Thursday.

Kitchen assistant

Volunteer Crafts Group Leader

We are looking for a Group leader who has some experience in crafts, to run our weekly Tuesday afternoon crafts class. The class for an hour and a half.

Volunteer Craft Group Leader

Volunteer Community Engagement

We are looking for someone to be part of the community engagement team and work with other volunteers and organisations to promote awareness for our services and organisation.

Community Engagement

Volunteer Newsletter Compiler and Editor

Croydon Vision issues a monthly Newsletter which is distributed in print we are looking for a volunteer to select content which will interest blind and visually impaired people and gather content from staff, volunteers and members.

Volunteer Newsletter Compiler and Editor

 

Trustees

We are looking to gain new trustees, specifically a new Treasurer.

Croydon Vision – Treasurer Candidate Pack (2019)_

Donating

Croydon Vision is an independent charity supporting blind and visually impaired adults and children living in the London Borough of Croydon. We welcome donations and legacies to supplement the funding we receive for some core activities from grant-giving bodies such as the Greater London Fund for the Blind and Croydon Council or generated by our own bidding and money-raising efforts. Legacies and donations are vital to support additional activities and special projects for the benefit of our members. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of all past and existing donors.

The formal title of Croydon Vision is Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind (CVAB), and the registered charity number is 1165086.
Cheques payable to CVAB and should be sent to 72-74 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 2AR.

If you would like us to claim Gift Aid on your donation, please request the form.
A Standing Order form is available via email at info@croydonvision.org.uk.

To discuss any aspect of donations, legacies or sponsorship for Croydon Vision please email Susanette.mansour@croydonvision.org.uk