Our fabulous volunteers

We have a fanstastic group of dedicated volunteers who help us to deliver RNIB Bookshare every week. In particular they look after our thousands book requests that we get annually from educators and learners. We simply could not deliver this service without them. Not only do they help us run the service, but we also love having them in the office too!

We are so sad that whilst we are all working from home due to Coronavirus restrictions, some of our volunteers are not able to support us. We look forward to getting back to the office as soon as we can and welcoming them back.

Interested in volunteering?

It's really difficult during lockdown for volunteers to support us.  We have some volunteer help, but most volunteers would usually come into our offices to help. All RNIB offices are currently closed and we hope all our volunteers are safe at home, and we are looking forward to seeing them soon.

We are not able to take on any new volunteers at the moment, if you are interested in volunteering, please consider getting in touch with us once lockdown is over, when you will be able to apply via RNIB volunteering webpages to support us . Thank you


Loves to keep busy and has great customer service focus.

Debbie is one of our long serving volunteers. She 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. She is such a big help, we really wouldn't know what to do without her!


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 cheerful, enthusiastic and passionate about what we do and is enjoying learning new skills as she responds to, and processes, your book requests.


Sarah joined our wonderful volunteers in our Birmingham office in January 2019. Sarah is enjoying finding out about RNIB Bookshare and with a keen eye for details is currently working on your book requests and will follow up on requests that we have not heard from our publishers about. 

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