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Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind

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SRSB provides opportunities and support to blind and partially sighted people, helping them to achieve their aspirations.

My Guide Volunteer 2018/19

This opportunity takes place between 20 Sep 2018 and 31 Aug 2019.

My Guide volunteers deliver guiding and support to visually impaired (VI) people of Sheffield. This enables and encourages VI people to access and take part in activities that they have been unable to access before; free training is provided with on going support and supervision.

What skills do I need?

Good communication skills; the availability and ability to undertake training; ability to take instruction from service user.

What will I gain?

Volunteers will gain experience in sensory impairment; will gain skills in sighted guiding and visual awareness; will have the opportunities to access activities they may otherwise might not have accessed before.

Training and support

Full training in Visual Impairment Awareness and Sighted/Non sighted Guiding. On going support and supervision.

Time commitment

Available for 6 months with an input of 2-4 hours each week.

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

Yes

Location

Varying locations across Sheffield
  • CausesDisability, Social isolation, Teenagers and young adults
  • 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
  • Skills and InterestsAdvocacy, Communication skills, Listening, Organising, Outdoors
  • Careers and AspirationsPsychology, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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