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We are honoured to be selected as a finalist for the 2022 Third Sector Awards in the category of 'Small Charity of the Year'. Click for the voting link.
We're very happy to be partnering with VicHealth to support the health and wellbeing of young people!
Carmel shares her volunteering experience and her motivation for helping others.
An exciting weekend with athletes from all over the country.
Through detailed tactile instructions, BSRV participants with the assistance of volunteers, crafted 1000 origami cranes as offerings of eternal happiness.
The Chadstone Butler Service eased the stress of embarking on a shopping expedition for Ali, Rob and Phoebe.
'Making a Splash' is fun and fitness for blind and vision impaired adults on Mondays 12 noon to 1pm.
Give something new a go. Join in on Monday 15th August at 11am, our second fun session, and meet some fellow Swishers.
Committed to her weekly tennis lessons, Olivia is making terrific progress at her local inclusive tennis club. Meet Olivia and her coach Simon.
Seeking volunteer umpires, lines people and ball fetchers at Moreland and Kooyong. Training and fun provided.
We're back for term 3 on Wednesday 27th July, 24th August and 14th September. Join Alan Bartlett for a fun and music filled hour at 1pm.
BSRV is seeking a walking companion for a young man on weekly walks around Craigieburn. Training provided.
BSRV is seeking a tandem bike pilot for a BSRV member who is vision impaired. Join us.
Fun and fitness for blind and vision impaired adults where Staff are trained in sighted guiding. Classes resume 31 January 2022.
An interesting tour, from the heights of the Ponsford Stand to down on the hallowed turf. We loved it all.
Immerse yourself in Nature. Join us on Thursday 15 September from 10.30am at Lysterfield Lake Park.
Join us on the first Saturday of the September school holidays for meeting, feeding, patting and cuddling many lovely animals... BIG and small.
Ballarat is full of history and interesting places to visit and explore. A great destination for a long or short stay.
Front row seats to see Charlie Pickering record his fabulous show 'The Weekly".
Dramatic waterfalls, rugged peaks, sheer cliffs and hidden trails... The Grampians had much to explore.
Emma Swann, our Forest therapy guide, together with co-guides Margaret and Rose lead a 'forest bathing' walk at Lysterfield Lake Park.
Five weeks of fun and activities for vision impaired children aged 5-13. Starting Tuesday 19th July. Join in.
Our Virtual Health and Wellness Programs continue to provide sporting and recreational activities for people who are blind and vision impaired.
Come and Zoom in to enjoy some gentle Yoga with BSRV's personal trainer Lauren.
Join personal trainer Lauren every Thursday for gentle online fitness sessions.
Join us twice a week for a online walk. Easy to follow and work at your own pace.
The class will activate your energy - breathe and relax with soft flowing movements.
A special FREE program to keep you active and relaxed in the comfort of your own home.
We were thrilled to hear that our range of virtual programs had won the Health and Well-being Category.
Join our Junior Blind Tennis Program. Bring your family, bring a friend and have a hit. Lots of fun. Get involved.
Join us for a hit of tennis. Adapted to suit people with varying levels of vision impairment.
Learn how Peter is empowering others to enjoy cycling and how you can join in.
Prostitutes, illegitimate children, gangsters, rowdy soldiers, 'Sly Grog' and a life of crime. Melbourne - what a history!
A lovely day out filled with gorgeous scents plus interesting historical and botanical information.
It was a fabulous day of squeals and camera clicks as the kids got to touch, smell and in most cases, hold a variety of animals.
Lionel Lauch from Living Culture shared how this land has provided for a Millennium for all inhabitants.
An eye opening experience for students as they were blindfolded and had to rely on their other senses.
Join Personal Trainer Denise for a weekly Wednesday class at 11am for adult participants who are blind and vision impaired.
Individual swimming lessons which aim to establish a range of early skills to ensure they feel confident and safe around water.
Suitable for a range of fitness levels with a routine individually tailored to each participant.
Put on your gloves and join a small group 'Boxing & Fitness' class. Equipment provided. Any fitness level.
Having formed a close friendship, Mary loves her weekly walks and sharing stories with Cathy.
BSRV is seeking a tandem bike pilot for a BSRV member who is vision impaired. Join us.
Assist a vision impaired tennis player getting to and from the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park. The Blind Tennis Program for adults runs from 6.30 to 8pm.
Get on the ice for social skating, figure skating, speed skating, curling or ice-hockey.
With over 30 years of performing experience, Alan honed his craft performing on the streets of Melbourne as a one-man-band.
It was a lovely day for a tour and tennis on the lawn court. Thanks TennisVic for the invite.
With her husband David as her ‘eyes on the green’, Lisa has become a champion at Blind Bowls.
A celebration of the commitment and achievements of our participants, volunteers and our Board members.
A great event for locals to have a hit using the ‘bell balls’ and ‘vision googles’ and to see the touring Australian Open Trophies.
A lovely 4 kilometre walk with great company, scenery and friendships made on the first day of Summer.
This online workshop was full of dancing and fun - a great experience. "It was good for body and mind".
"I loved it all, from the warm up exercises, the drumming rhythms, to the clapping and dance steps and movements". Carol.
BSRV Vice President presented with a well deserved award in recognition of her dedication to volunteering.
A BIG thank you to those who voted for BSRV as part of the Parks Victoria Volunteering Innovation Fund.
Receiving the 2021 Price Waterhouse Coopers Volunteer of the Year Award is a well deserved recognition.
Congrats to all the winners at the 2021 Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Awards
Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) at Government House - A well deserved recognition for her dedication to helping others.
Awarded for his significant contribution to sport at the 2021 Victorian Tennis Awards.
Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative for 2021!
A guide to help you make swimming accessible for people who are blind or vision impaired.
ABC Radio Melbourne's feature reporter, Madi Chwasta, chats to Maurice about his life.
This Honour Roll is great recognition for exceptional individuals. Congratulations Maurice.
Enjoy a round of golf and support one of our keen golfers Wednesdays 9am-3pm at Brighton Golf Course.
BSRV is seeking a middle-aged female walking buddy to accompany a lady on weekly walks
Support someone with a vision impairment at the gym. Early mornings, late evenings or Tuesdays 3-4pm.
A call for interest. Would you like to come and try Blind Judo? Bring your family, bring a friend and join in. Date to be confirmed.
We were very entertained by Robert's adventures and life of escapades!
Andy, a visually impaired nature connection practitioner took us through the chalk rivers and Chiltern hills near his home.
It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about Everton and Tegan's life in the country.
An update from the Victorian Goalball Association. Tokyo and what's coming up for Goalball.
Read why Donna loves helping out and experiencing the company of friendly people.
Lovely bushland with lots of birds and wildlife. A delightful day out.
Weekly Aqua Fit Classes with a wonderfully enthusiastic instructor.
Time to reflect and be at one with nature. A wonderful experience at the Botanical Gardens.
A sunny day, friends, a historical tour, a walk, a poodle and a lovely lunch.
BSRV are so grateful to benefit from the Nelson Alexander Foundation Day.
Congratulations Jane and thank you for your continued support of BSRV
We are proud to announce that Maurice is a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2021 Victorian Disability Awards.
"Yes, I fell in a few times, but that was all a part of the fun" Bianca
A fun day had by beginners and passionate tennis players 10 - 70 years old!
'It's so exciting to have these new opportunities for our kids' - Vanessa (mum)
A great experience for the kids joining Hawks AFL Blind player Ned Brewer-Maiga.
Watch these 2 'Opening Doors' tutorial videos to help you to include people with vision loss meaningfully.
JK Gill supports Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria
New branding reflects the inclusive and welcoming nature of BSRV
Listen to a podcast of our President, Maurice talking to Carrie and Tommy about his life challenges.
Mr Charlie Pickering is the new co-Patron of Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria alongside Mr John Landy AC, former Governor of Victoria
Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative - Victorian Blind Tennis Program
Make a tax-deductible donation to assist children who are blind or vision impaired now.
Maurice Gleeson OAM appointed as President
Limited spaces available - Zoom workshops!