Our fabulous volunteers

We've a great team of dedicated volunteers who help us to deliver the service on RNIB Bookshare, in particular they do look after all of your book requests.

If you would like to come into one of our offices (London, Peterborough or Birmingham) to volunteer yourself, please contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

Chantelle

Confident and makes us laugh a lot.

Chantelle joined us in October 2016 and volunteers three days a week in Peterborough. Her young daughter is now at school and Chantelle is enjoying coming into work, developing her knowledge of JAWS and gaining office experience. Chantelle worked on the huge task of adding our 3,000 accessible images to the collection and is currently learning how to process membership applications.

Debbie

Loves to keep busy and has great customer service focus.

Debbie joined the team in March 2017 and volunteers with us three mornings a week in Peterborough. Debbie was a teacher for 25 years and now is a part-time administrator for a schools' grant for The Jerusalem Trust online. Debbie carries out daily administrative tasks and is key to keeping your book request turn-around times as low as possible and helping to increase the number of titles in the collection, as well as helping answer your general enquiries.

Irene

Loves volunteering for RNIB!

Irene became a volunteer with RNIB Bookshare in October 2017. She previously volunteered for RNIB when living in London, she enjoyed the experience so much that she wanted to continue when she moved to Birmingham. She is a welcome member of the team ... she's enthusiastic and passionate about what we do and is enjoying learning new skills as she responds to, and processes, your book requests.

Lisa

Loves books and wants others to be able to read them too!

Lisa has been volunteering with RNIB Bookshare at our Birmingham office since September 2017.  She is works on books requests and following up on outstanding book requests with our publishers. She loves working through a list of book requests and is always determined to get to through them all!        

Sean

“IT is his thing!”       

Sean started been volunteering with RNIB Bookshare in May 2018 from our Birmingham office. Until the end of 2017 he was a keen volunteer with RNIB's Sight loss service.

Sean is a quick and keen learner, currently working on book requests. He is accurate and has an eye for detail. We have no doubt that he will soon be mastering many other tasks.