Volunteer - Living Paintings

Living Paintings

Come and join our team of volunteers!

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our amazing volunteers – and we’re always looking for new people to join the team! There are plenty of roles that can be done from our office or from home.

Anybody is welcome, whether sighted or visually impaired, young or old. Your time and support would mean the world to us and make a real difference to the lives of blind children and young people across the UK.

Our volunteers help us producing our books, assisting in the library, helping with administration, raising vital funds, and promoting us by giving talks to local schools and groups.

Below you’ll find some details of volunteer roles we are currently particularly interested in. But please do get in touch if you think you have any skill that you think may be useful to us. We’d be delighted to talk it over with you.

Please call our volunteer co-ordinator, on 01635 299 771 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm – or fill in the form below.

Can you help?

We are currently looking for people to help us in the following volunteer roles:

Library (on-site only)

Our free postal library is the busy hub of Living Paintings. We’re looking for volunteers to help us with processing, selecting and dispatching our special books to blind children and young people across the country.


Book production (on-site only)

Could you assist us with producing assembling our books ready to blind children to enjoy them? We’d love to hear from you!


Our unique tactile pictures are all handmade and are formed from a master artwork. We’re looking for skilled craftspeople to help us make our raised tactile images – particularly wood carvers or sculptors. If you’re handy with a chisel – get in touch!

Illustrators (on-site only)

Our illustrators help us create simple line drawings and full colour illustrations for our books for blind children and young people.

Artists and hobby painters (on-site or local for project collection only)

Each tactile picture we produce is hand painted by our volunteer team. Could you join them?


Each of our books come with a specially recorded audio soundtrack that guides little fingers over the tactile pictures and describes the illustrations throughout the book. We’re looking to expand our team of volunteer wordsmiths.

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