Small acts, Big impact - Microvolunteering Day 2023

14 April 23

written by:

Sarah Kidner

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For microvolunteering day, we have provided a list of 7 simple ways you can support us. We've merged with Vision Foundation uniting two bold missions in one dynamic new organisation. Together, we'll combine breakthrough research and life-changing services to build a better world for blind and partially sighted people. There are now more ways than ever to volunteer with us.

Do you want to volunteer but have limited time? Together, Fight for Sight and Vision Foundation have many ways you can support us through volunteering. 

We value everyone who supports us and know small acts can make a big difference. 

The research we fund can unlock breakthroughs and transform lives so that more people avoid preventable sight loss and others will regain their sight.

Fundraisers help us to create a world where everyone can see. Some take on more significant challenges, such as the London Marathon of the London Landmarks Half, and we’re so grateful to the people who do.

However, you don’t need to be a marathon runner to support us.

For microvolunteering day 2023, we’ve listed seven simple ways to support us.

  1. Become a cheerleader

You might not be ready to tackle a half marathon or marathon, but we’re always looking for supporters to help us to cheer on those who are.

Please email us at and let us know if you’d like to be added to our cheerleader list.

  1. Amplify our messages

Sight loss is a significant public health issue of our time, affecting more than 2.5 million people. But it needs to get more attention and investment.

For example:

  • Just over 1.5 per cent of the £1.4 billion that UK Research and Innovation, government and other public bodies invested in medical research (2018) was for eye research.
  • That’s just £9.60 for each person affected by sight loss in the UK.

We know sight loss significantly impacts individuals, and we are working to raise awareness of the need for research, fund researchers, and advocate for change.

Sharing our messages as we post on social media channels is a small way to help us that could make a huge difference. Please follow us:


Instagram; @fightforsightuk


Twitter: @fightforsightUK

We’re proud to be merging with Vision Foundation, which works to transform the lives of people living with sight loss and have listed the social media channels, below.





In addition, to spreading our messages, you’ll see regular updates on our work to change the lives of people with sight loss.

  1. Keep in Touch

Sign-up for our newsletters, and you’ll receive regular updates, including fundraising opportunities for our merger partner Vision Foundation and us.

Fight for Sight E-newsletter

Vision Foundation E-newsletter

Receive the Fight for Sight Newsletter

  1. Share your story with us

It can be tough to talk about personal stories of sight loss. Yet, sharing your story can inspire others living with sight loss and encourage others to donate and fundraise for us. We treat each story with sensitivity and respect, and there’s no pressure to share more than you feel comfortable with.

If you’d like to learn more, email us at

  1. Volunteer in a shop

Fancy working in a charity shop? Vision Foundation has lots of opportunities to help. Roles include Retail Assistant or Volunteer eBay assistant.

Find out more

  1. Cuppa and a Cake

Who doesn’t enjoy a cuppa, a natter, and a cake? You don’t need to be a budding Bake-Off contestant to participate – anyone can join.

Find out more

  1. Inspiring fundraising ideas

Still, need inspiration? Our A to Z of fundraising ideas has something for everyone, from Afternoon Tea to a Zany Clothes day and everything in between. 

Vision Foundation has a list of 100 fundraising ideas, so you’re spoilt for choice.