See My Voice

See My Voice

See My Voice is a sports leadership volunteer programme for blind and partially sighted young people. The project helps Young Leaders gain confidence and develop life skills, which will inevitably boost their self-esteem and improve their employment prospects. It also allows them to meet new people and become involved in their communities.

We are looking for young people with a visual impairment between the ages of 14 and 19 to volunteer for the year-long scheme, which will begin in September 2021. Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on the 27th of August 2021.

Click here to apply to become a Young Leader 2021/22

See My Voice Scaling Up Project

After a successful 3 years, See My Voice has been chosen to be involved in Spring Impact's Scaling Up Project, which is funded by Sport England. The Scaling Project looks to assist programmes, who work to engage a diverse range of people to volunteer in sport and physical activity, to scale up their operations and reach more people across England. This is an exciting time for the project and is a fantastic opportunity for young people to have a positive and lasting impact on the wider sporting community. The scaling up of the programme will allow British Blind Sport to offer more meaningful volunteering experiences and support organisations to adopt inclusive volunteering practices nationwide.

See My Voice Documentary

Since its launch in 2018, the 'See My Voice' programme has supported 159 Young Leaders to contribute over 2650 hours of their time to help facilitate clubs, events and organisations across the UK. The below documentary highlights the positive outcomes of See My Voice, the impact it has had on our Young Leaders and the organisations at which they have volunteered.

See My Voice Toolkit

The See My Voice ‘toolkit’ covers a range of topics and aims to support sports organisations and clubs to offer accessible volunteering opportunities. The documents can be downloaded below, either in PDF or in a plain text Word version.

If you have any queries or would like any more information on the See My Voice project, please contact Connor Fellows, See My Voice Delivery Officer, at connor@britishblindsport.org.uk.

If you are interested in becoming a delivery partner or being a host organisation for young volunteers, please contact Melanie Piper, See My Voice Lead Officer, at melanie@britishblindsport.org.uk.