Description

What does the role involve?
• Provide sighted guide assistance on a regular basis to people living with sight loss to help them achieve their goals (commonly weekly)
• The lengths of partnerships vary, from 6 weeks to 12months+, your availability will be matched with a suitable customer
• Undertake all elements of My Guide training (approximately 2 days)
• Support access to local services and facilities in their local community
• Provide regular feedback on progress and any issues that arise to your line manager
• Provide the My Guide role at agreed times/location based on the mutually agreed activity plan
• Maintaining professional boundaries and adhering to safeguarding procedures

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide guide dogs and other rehabilitation services that meet 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.

Availability

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Approx 3 hours per week

Restrictions

Must be over 18
Experience required: • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Patience and flexibility • Able to undertake your role safely and effectively • Act in a non-judgemental way, without discrimination
Travel details: Location: Your local community / possible travel to support people out of area

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 7 days ago