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My Guide Volunteer

My Guide Volunteer
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Description of the role:

Guide Dogs for the Blind are looking for sociable and friendly people in North Yorkshire to be a guiding arm and eyes for someone with sight loss, so they can get out into the local community doing a range of activities as part of our My Guide service.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

• Like chatting to people and getting out and about
• Sensitive to the needs and feelings of others
• Experience of people with sight loss is an advantage but not essential; full training is given before you can be matched with your partner

Practical information:

This role is available to volunteers over the age of 18 only.

Paired with someone with similar interests, for a pre-agreed period of time, you will provide a safe, guiding arm to support someone with sight loss to do the sociable fun things that will help them live life to the fullest. This can include activities ranging from a cuppa and chat, to swimming, the gym, knit and natter, theatre, sports events to visiting areas of local interest.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Shire View
72 Headingley Lane
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 02.05.2019
Organisation Information

Losing your sight shouldn't mean losing independence. Guide Dogs is a charity that provides services to help people living with sight loss to maintain or improve independence. We offer a range of services including guide dogs, sighted guide training for friends and family, and My Guide which is our sighted guiding service.

Charity number: 209617