Volunteer Counsellor

RNIB's Sight Loss Counselling Team is an established team of telephone counsellors. Accredited by the BACP, we offer free and confidential counselling and emotional support to people affected by sight loss. Volunteers will either be qualified counsellors/psychotherapists; having completed a BACP accredited training or equivalent OR be students in the final stages of counselling or psychotherapy.


*Ability to communicate clearly *Approachable & empathetic nature *Effective listening skills *Friendliness, enthusiasm and reliability *Work with wide range of people


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Inclusive Volunteering Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

Application Process

  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • References

When can I volunteer?

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Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Our service is completely remote and therefore home based. You will be able to gain clinical hours towards your counselling qualification


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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