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To give talks and presentations about the work of Guide Dogs within a designated area, in line with the guidelines received at speaker training courses
What does the role involve?
• To give talks when requested to local organisations and groups within a 15 mile radius of the your home
• Keeping up to date with Guide Dogs news and key messages
• Talks should be natural and enthusiastic, tailored to the audience and following guidelines on current key messages
• Passing any donations given for talks to the Mobility Team as per guidelines
• Attending cheque presentations when requested by the local Mobility Team
• Informing your Mobility Team Support Worker of any requests to do talks using the speaker cards supplied
• Encouraging local organisations and groups to volunteer or fundraise on behalf of Guide Dogs
What will I get out of it?
• Meet a variety of local groups and people
• Enjoy giving information about Guide Dogs’ aims which enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide guide dogs and other rehabilitation services that meets the needs of the blind and partially sighted people. Guide dogs want a world in which all people who are blind and partially sighted to enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else


Minimum Age 18
Experience required: Good communication skills • Good interpersonal skills • Able to give clear information that will be remembered • Able to adapt presentation to your audience


Taster details: What support / training will I get? • Regular and ongoing support from your supervisor • Induction to Guide Dogs • Speaker training covering content and approach • Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance (40p per mile) • An opportunity to take part in any general Guide Dogs volunteer training that is available locally
Training details: Speaker training via group session and line management support from the community fundraiser.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago