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Guide Dogs

We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services and skills development sessions to adults, young people and children.

My Sighted Guide

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

My Sighted Guide helps people with sight loss get out and about more. Volunteers support blind and partially sighted people through the provision of Guide Dogs and other mobility services. A worthwhile flexible opportunity, possibly including evenings and weekends, but only 2-3 hours at a time.

*After you have clicked ‘Register Your Interest’, you will receive an email with the next steps of your volunteering application for this role - follow this guidance*

What skills do I need?

Good communication skills The ability to listen to instructions and advice A patient and calm personality

What will I gain?

Recognized training certificate Experience of working with people who are visually impaired Experience of sighted guiding The Knowledge that you making a positive difference to someone's life

Training and support

Full training provided, including sighted guiding and safeguarding

Time commitment

Weekly Flexible dates/times 2-3 hours per session

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

No

Location

Various Locations across South Yorkshire

Travel information

Information provided by Guide Dogs
  • CausesDisability, Older people, Social isolation
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsCommunication skills, Listening
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Speech and language therapy, Third sector and charity work

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