Connect Voices is your way to get involved in RNIB's work, helping shape what we do.
At RNIB we have a set of values we work to, the most important is 'Being led by blind and partially sighted people'. One of the ways we live this value is by involving people with sight loss in our work. The aim of the Connect Voices Network is to give our community an important role in our decision making, helping us create a world where there are no barriers for people with sight loss.
Whether it's completing a short survey, taking part in a quick poll or sharing your views in an online discussion, you can choose how involved you want to be. Some of the Connect Voices opportunities include:
- Co-designing services, projects and events alongside staff
- Co-delivering courses for people with sight loss such as our confidence building courses
- Helping us recruit new senior members of staff including roles in our executive leadership team
- Taking part in quick polls and surveys
- Joining local committees to improve services and support for people with sight loss in your area
- Connecting with other organisations, such as TV companies and universities who are interested in working with people with sight loss
Hear our Connect Voice members
Listen to RNIB Connect Radio’s Steven Scott chatting to Hussein, Ross and Kim, all of whom have experience of working alongside staff in RNIB. Hear them talk about Connect Voices and why they enjoy it so much.
Join the Connect Voices online group
Our online group is the best way to join in with the involvement discussions and share your opinions with staff and other Connect Voice members. It's also the place to find out about the latest involvement opportunities.
To join, email [email protected] and a member of the team will send you an invite.
Take the latest survey
We’re running a weekly survey around living with sight loss in lockdown and want to hear about as many different experiences as possible, so we can focus on what matters most to you. The link is updated on Wednesdays, so come back each week to take the new survey covering different topics and take this chance to get your voice heard.
Get Connect Voice updates by email
Connect Voice news and opportunities are regularly publicised in our General news email update.
How to get involved in Connect Voices if you're not online
You can hear a round-up of key information from the Connect Voices Network by listening to the RNIB Info Line by calling 0203 432 1488.
The RNIB Info Line is a recorded information service created for people wanting to know more about sight loss. With our Info Line, you can access spoken information without having to wait in line for an adviser.
Volunteer with RNIB
Volunteering with RNIB is another great way to get involved in our work. We have regular volunteering opportunties available accross the UK and can help you find a role that matches your time, skills and interests.