My Guide Volunteers

  • VO87530


Description

Can you help? We have visually impaired people in Aberdeen who are looking for volunteers to accompany them out locally.

My Guide volunteers help people who are blind or partially sighted get out and about in their local community. Our My Guide service trains and supports volunteers to act as sighted guides, and allows volunteers to make a real difference in the lives of local people.

If you’d like to make a huge difference to someone’s life, forge a new friendship and learn a new skill, we’d love to hear from you!

We will provide full training on how to safely guide someone who is visually impaired. To apply, please visit https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteering-for-guide-dogs/ . If you have any questions or would like some more information before applying, please email myguideeastofscotland@guidedogs.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.

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Flexible times to help. My Guide volunteers generally give 2-3 hours of their time each week to this unique and interesting role.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers require excellent communication skills, flexibility, a positive attitude and a willingness to help others. No previous experience in sighted guiding is necessary, as we will provide training.
Travel details: The volunteer and their My Guide partner (service user) generally meet at the service user’s address. Supported by the My Guide Ambassador, the volunteer and service user decide on an activity plan, depending on their mobility goals and social plans. Whilst some volunteers may choose to use a car, there is no requirement for this.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are offered travel expenses to and from their My Guide partnership. Volunteers can claim travel expenses on a weekly basis.
Training details: Excellent training and support provided. Includes My Guide Level 1 (3 hours), My Guide Level 1 (six hours) and a safeguarding course (one day). Volunteers will also be supported by the My Guide Ambassador.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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Last updated 15 days ago