Volunteers are an integral part of the charity, providing services at our Harborne site, in our service users’ homes across the city and in the wider Birmingham community.

As a volunteer, you will be assigned a Focus Birmingham staff contact who will support you with your volunteering programme, arrange any training that is required and ensure that the experience is rewarding and fun.

Roles can vary from administration to working directly with service users who are visually impaired or have other disabilities. If you would like to volunteer, all you have to do is have a look at our current opportunities listed below, decide which ones would interest you and then apply. Please click on the title of the role for more information about what it will entail as well as outlining the skills you may need and the level of commitment required.

If you would like to find out more about being a volunteer at Focus Birmingham, please contact the volunteer coordinator either by email: [email protected] or by phone: 0121 478 5221. We also offer a limited number of student placements in our day service for Health and Social Care students.  But you will need to get in touch first as these are very popular.  

Volunteer opportunities

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the application pack, role description and equal opportunities form for each role.

Sight Loss Champion 

Fundraising Trustee

Telephone Befriender 

"It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction when I see service users gain confidence and self-esteem, as I believe the be-friending service is making a real difference to their lives". Sharon - Telephone Befriender 

Social Group Volunteer 

"Focus has been like a family where we love and respect everyone. I enjoy meeting and greeting new people either by telephone or face to face. Focus gave me the confidence to do bigger and better things in life long this may continue". Mo - Social Group and Steering Group Volunteer

Marketing & Events Supporter 

Sighted Guide 

Volunteer Ambassador 

Volunteer Activity Leader 

"Focus is a very friendly place where volunteers feel they are helping to bring a positive impact to the lives of people with a visual impairment". - Ian - Art Group Leader 

Image of Focus volunteer - Ian

Volunteer Visitor 

It's a pleasure to volunteer for Focus Birmingham, the team are so friendly, approachable and supportive, I've also made a friend for life!" - Aine - Health and Wellbeing Volunteer

Image of Aine, Health and Wellbeing Volunteer