National Council of the Blind (NCBI) invites partnership with companies and organisations who share our mission to break down isolation and remove barriers to education, employment and social connection for the 55,000 people in Ireland who are blind or vision impaired.
Companies may choose to engage in some of NCBI’s strategic projects in order to advance particular projects such as the National Transport Training Centre, bursaries for third level education, training and work placement programmes and supports for the extension of new services throughout Ireland.
Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities
Many companies invite their employees to engage with community projects to enhance wellbeing and to make a contribution to the local economy. Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities span learning, volunteering and more traditional fundraising activities.
Learning & Awareness
Mobility Training – two-hour programme on how to guide a person with sight loss.
Dine in the Dark – an event for suppliers, co-workers or customers to experience the effects of sight loss while doing something simple such as eating a meal.
Sustainability Workshop – a guided project lead by NCBI Sustainability Manager about the latest solutions for a sustainable approach to living.
Technology for life and work – learn about technology breakthroughs and develop accessible tools and apps for your business and customers.
Accessibility Audit: Invite NCBI to conduct an audit of your products and services from the perspective of a person with a visual impairment.
Volunteering & Community Engagement
Support NCBI staff on a challenge faced by the charity in marketing, finance, technology, communication and services development.
Recording of an Audio Book
Involve your team in recording an audiobook for the Bookshare.ie platform of audio books.
Charity Shop Volunteering with training
Volunteer in one of NCBI’s 120 charity shops and learn about what is needed to turn recycled clothes and houseware into profit for the charity.
Participate in a disability sports event or challenge
Organise an in-house event
Engage in one or more of NCBI’s varied calendar of activities and challenges: Women’s Mini Marathon, Cycle of Light, Trip to Tipp, Tree of Light, SkyDive for Sight Loss, etc.
Volunteer as a steward or collector with NCBI’s street and shopping centre collections team.
Establish online and payroll giving challenges to incentivise your employees to become involved and engaged in the community.
Include an NCBI Collection Box or Clothes Bin on your premises.
NCBI has dedicated staff to deliver a year-round comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility programme to involve more people in the mission of the organisation and ultimately to improve opportunities for all those experiencing sight loss in Ireland.
For enquiries about your engagement with NCBI please contact:
Joe McKenna, Head of Foundation
NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss,
Whitworth Road, Drumcondra,
Dublin D09 RP70
Telephone: 01 830 7033
Email: [email protected]