Our wonderful volunteers help us in so many ways – including cheering on our charity runners, helping with administrative tasks in the office, designing our newsletter, taking photographs and attending awareness-raising events. Last year over 130 volunteers generously gave up their time to support us and we are so grateful.
If you’d like to volunteer for us, we’d love to hear from you. We are a small charity and so opportunities are limited but here are some areas where we need support:
• Helping at members’ events
• Being part of a cheering squad at a running/cycling challenge
• Attending Vision Express events as a CHECT ambassador
• Organising a street collection
• Nominating us as a chosen charity at your nearest Waitrose/John Lewis
• Carol singing at Christmas
I was given the opportunity to volunteer at the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust’s 30th Anniversary Members’ Weekend. It was a privilege to be able to volunteer for such a great event and to meet so many inspirational children and adults in one place.
Everything about the event was fantastic, but the t-ball rounders game was personally the highlight for me. I also enjoyed helping the children in the arts and crafts area, helping them to design a greetings card. I hope to have the opportunity to volunteer again in the future. It was such a brilliant weekend.
I volunteered with CHECT for two weeks last summer, helping them prepare for and run their family weekend away. The role is so varied and I was involved in a variety of roles, ranging from administrative tasks to brainstorming events and subsequently setting up lots of fun and creative activities for the weekend away.
Being a volunteer at CHECT is a fantastic opportunity as you are given lots of responsibility within a supportive and friendly environment. It is also a great experience to work alongside such a close-knit and sociable team who are all so dedicated to the charity.