Focus Birmingham 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.

Volunteer roles cover a range of activities 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: or by phone: 0121 478 5221 (all volunteer queries will be answered from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday).  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.  

Get in touch...

Send us an email

By post:

Volunteer Coordinator,
48-62 Woodville Rd,
B17 9AT

Volunteer opportunities

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the application pack, job description and person specification.

Please return application packs to:

  • Volunteer Visitor - Birmingham

    Could you spare a few hours a week to visit someone in your community who has a visual impairment? If you...

  • Volunteer Activity Leader

    Do you like arts and crafts? Do you sing or play an instrument? Do you like telling jokes or stories? Do you...

  • Volunteer Ambassador

    Do you enjoy attending charity or corporate events? Would you like to use your public speaking flair and...

  • Sighted Guide

    Are you a caring individual with good communication skills who would like to make a difference to someone’s...

  • Marketing & Events Supporter

    Could you spare some time to help Focus Birmingham promote our brand and raise funds to provide programmes...

  • Social Group Volunteer

    Do you like to have a chat and meet new people? Could you spare a few hours every week to help people living...

  • Telephone Befriender Volunteer

    Could you give a few hours a week to make a telephone call to someone in the community who has a visual...

  • Board Trustees

    As one of the leading charities tackling visual impairment and disability in the Birmingham area we are...