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Swap-with-me Bus Training Session Helper

Bus travel can be a lifeline for blind and partially sighted people. Many rely on buses to go about their day to day business. Buses help people with sight loss to maintain their independence as they are unable to drive and taxis can be expensive for everyday journeys. That is why RNIB Scotland has been working with bus companies to ensure that drivers are aware of what makes a good journey from the perspective of someone who is blind or partially sighted. The sessions are called ‘Swap with Me’.

About RNIB (Edinburgh Branch)

We're RNIB and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Our practical and emotional support can help people who are blind, partially sighted or losing their sight, face the future with confidence. We provide emotional support, advice, access to technology and ways to continue reading as well as campaigning and advice on staying in work. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities within Edinburgh & The Lothians and across Scotland, including: Befriending; Driving; Gardening Support; Social Activities; Art & Crafts; Technology Support; Sighted Guide Companion Walker; Fundraising; IT Learning Support: Children & Young People's Support and Welfare Benefits Rights.

Experience Required

Good communication skills. Confidence in leading a meeting. Experience of sighted guiding welcome but training can be provided.

Training Details

Support from your volunteer manager and safeguarding training..

Flexibility & Commitment


3 Hours Per Week.

Location/Travel Details

This role is based in Edinburgh.


The volunteer manager will support with volunteer expenses and will be paid into your bank account.

Accessibility Details

  • Braille
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs