Giving your time…


Galloway’s exists to serve blind and partially sighted people, supporting them to overcome the challenges of sight loss.

Galloway’s has a long and trusted history of supporting blind people across Lancashire and Sefton – it has been doing so since in one form or another since the original charity’s inception in 1867. Now, nearly 150 years later, we are proud to work with over 7,000 blind and partially sighted people each year from our four sites across Lancashire and Sefton (Preston, Morecambe, Chorley and Southport).

To do this, we rely on the skills and talents of over 400 volunteers who give their time to ensure that we do what we do well, and that our services are as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.

Do you have time to spare? Could you use your skills and experience to help blind and partially sighted people in our local communities? If so we’d love to hear from you please call us on 01772 744148 or email us at volunteering@galloways.org.uk


Volunteering Opportunities


We have different roles across all our four sites: some regular, some ad-hoc; some with service users, some supporting our administration. ALL will help us to help more visually impaired people.

Social Activities: ’Meet & Greet`’ and befriending, craft activities & games, providing refreshments

In/Outdoor pursuits: Fitness buddy, sighted guide for walking, shooting, bike-rides, cricket, swimming etc

Talking News: Recording local/national newspapers & magazines, operating recording/editing equipment

Home Visiting: Equipment demonstrations and providing support for those currently not able or confident to leave their own homes.

Eye Clinics: Supporting staff at local hospitals to assist patients through their sight loss journey.

Driving: Driving our minibuses and drivers’ mate help

Office & Admin: Administration support at all Galloway’s locations

Handyman/Maintenance: carry out repairs, painting, gardening, creating a welcoming environment

Fundraising: help at collections, fundraising and awareness events, with regular mailouts and donor admin

All volunteers require a DBS check, and full training and ongoing support will be provided.


National Volunteers’ Week


Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. As part of the celebrations we would like to say a massive Thanks! to all of our amazing volunteers.

We are so proud of the dierence we are able to make for those living with sight loss in our local communities. That dierence is entirely dependent on YOU and others like you, who give their time across the organisation, in the Talking News, in our four centres, on our holidays and activities, and in our administration and fundraising. Thank you for all that you give of your time and your talents to enable us to do what we do well, you really are the backbone of Galloway’s.


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