Sighted Guide

  • VO58341


Description

To support, for an agreed period of time, a blind or partially sighted person, supporting safe negotiation of the environment, building confidence and developing links to the local community, whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence.

What does the role involve?

Undertake training to become a Sighted Guide volunteer
Provide sighted guide support for set activities to meet the goals of the blind or partially sighted person
Develop a good relationship with a blind or partially sighted person, their friends and family and other volunteers that promotes independence and knowledge sharing
Establish and adhere to appropriate social contact and personal boundaries
Support referral or access to local services and facilities for blind and partially sighted people
Demonstrate the sighted guiding technique to friends, colleagues and people who are blind or partially sighted
Provide feedback on progress and any issues that arise to the Volunteer Coordinator
Provide the Sighted Guide role at agreed times/location

Organisation aims and objectives

Shopmobility is a service that helps all people who consider themselves to have mobility problems (whether through disability, illness or injury) to continue to get around city and town centres independently, with freedom, confidence and dignity.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Good communication and interpersonal skills Working as part of a team with other volunteers and staff and to make new people welcome Able to undertake your role safely and effectively Act in a non-judgemental way, without discrimination
Travel details: Out and about in West Dunbartonshire
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Payment of travel expenses
Training details: Sighted Guide Training (Levels 1 and 2) Safeguarding induction and awareness day.

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.