Becoming a volunteer with VI-SA-GB
VI-SA-GB The Visually Impaired Sailing Association of Great Britain is a not for profit voluntary organisation led and run by blind and partially sighted volunteer yachting enthusiasts with the objective of ensuring that all visually impaired people have the opportunity to participate and experience offshore sailing on equal terms.
VI-SA-GB rely heavily on volunteers and the time and energy that they invest as Skippers, Crew and sighted helpers in ensuring that the association meets its aims and objectives
VI-SA-GB's objectives are four fold, and combine:
- To promote offshore sailing for blind and partially sighted sailing enthusiasts as equals with empowerment and independence.
- To enable blind and partially sighted sailing enthusiasts to maximise on their potential in an environment where equality is underpinned through the empowerment given by the association and its volunteers.
- To influence and inform sailing organisations, associations, and suppliers of goods to the sailing community by promoting awareness, accessibility, and confidence around visually impaired yachtsmen and women.
- To develop the skills, expertise, and qualifications of blind and partially sighted sailing enthusiasts in an environment which encourages equality, empowerment and independence of visually impaired sailing enthusiasts
How can you help as a volunteer?
VI-SA-GB's aims and objectives are certainly achievable with the support from people such as yourselves. The VI-SA-GB executive management committee is confident that noticeable progress in achieving these aims and objectives can be made within a remarkably short period of time, but for VI-SA-GB to position itself where it is going to succeed in delivering true equality, empowerment and independence for visually impaired sailing enthusiasts, it is first going to need the help of people like you! People that also believe in equality, empowerment and independence.
That is why we are appealing for your help as volunteers.
VI-SA-GB recognise that demands upon people and organisations such as yourselves by not for profit voluntary organisations and charitable associations are immense, and we respect the pressure that campaigns and requests for volunteers by the not for profit sector places upon individuals and organisations.
VI-SA-GB ask that you kindly consider becoming a volunteer.
Our Commodore would like to be given the opportunity to express just how much true empowerment, and independence means to blind and visually impaired sailing enthusiasts, and however much your voluntary support can be, you will make a tremendous contribution to VI-SA-GB achieving its aims and objectives.
What voluntary roles are there with VI-SA-GB?
VI-SA-GB would be delighted to hear from anyone wishing to volunteer their time. In particular
- MCA Commercially endorsed Yacht Master Skippers
- RYA Coastal and Day Skippers
- Fund raisers
- web design volunteers
- Marketing & PR volunteers
What is the next step?
VI-SA-GB appreciate that you have taken the time to consider becoming a volunteer, and we would like to talk with you in person to identify where best we may use your experience and skills
Volunteering with our Commodore
The Visually Impaired Sailing Association of Great Britain receives no statutory funding and is entirely dependent on donations, gifts, and contributions from companies, trusts and private individuals.
If you are planning to hold any kind of fundraising activity to raise money and/or awareness for The Visually Impaired Sailing Association of Great Britain please tell us about it and we’ll post it on our events calendar. e-mail ... the basic details plus the relevant contact information and we’ll post it on our site within 48 hours.