Description

  • Undertake training to become a 'My Guide' volunteer
  • A commitment to support a person who is blind or partially sighted based on the aims of 'My Guide'
  • Provide sighted guide assistance to meet the mutually agreed goals of the blind or partially sighted person. This could be anything from helping people get to the gym, to popping down to the local shops, or accessing public transport
  • Develop a good working partnership with a blind or partially sighted person, their friends and family and other groups that may be able to support independence in the longer term
  • Establish and adhere to appropriate social contact and personal boundaries
  • Suppport referral or access to local services and facilitie for blind and partially sighted people
  • Demonstrate the sighted guiding technique to friends, colleagues and people who are blind or partially sighted
  • Provide regular feedback on progress and any issues that arise to your line manager (the My Guide Ambassador)
  • Provide the 'My Guide' role at agreed times / location

Organisation aims and objectives

Guide Dogs Scotland offers services to those who are Blind or Visually Impaired. We provide services such as Guide Dogs, Campaigning and Research as well as our MyGuide Service and Buddy Dogs. Guide dogs, children and young people services, my guide dog, coping with the loss of your dog, speaker service, training for your organisation & technology.

Restrictions

Must be 18 years or over
Experience required: - Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills - Befriending or experience of supporting vulnerable people would be an advantage - Patience and flexibility - Able to undertake your role safely and effectively - Act non-judgemental, no discrimination
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: - Sighted Guide training (Levels1 & 2) - Safeguarding induction and awareness day - Payment of all out of pocket expenses and ongoign support in your role
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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