We can only achieve what we do with the invaluable support provided by our team of over 300 volunteers. Volunteers contribute a breadth of knowledge, experience and skills that hugely enhances the service we offer, and help us make every penny we receive work hard for our 10,000 library members.

Here is a photo of one of our volunteers, called Maggie.

Our current team of 300 volunteers do a variety of tasks for us either in our office or in their homes. They include people who are sighted and visually impaired, of all ages, including children who test packs for us prior to final production.

Volunteers currently assist us in the following areas:


  • Writing, reading and editing the scripts
  • Voicing audio descriptions
  • Pressing the raised images or feely pictures
  • Painting the raised images or feely pictures
  • Compiling and repairing packs
  • Testing packs


  • Assisting in the library
  • Checking packs in and quality controlling them
  • Sending packs out


Supporting a variety of activities and events


Giving talks about our work e.g. to schools, service organisations like Rotary and Lions Clubs


Assisting us and providing advice on a number of administration functions, including accounting, human resources and marketing

Can you help?

If you feel able to offer your time, either from home or in our office, please contact us. The list above is not exhaustive. You may feel you have a particular skill to offer us, we will be delighted to talk it over with you.

Please call Sharon to discuss the opportunities. Telephone: 01635 299771. Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Alternatively click here to register online

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