Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Aberdeen)

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Aberdeen)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038979

Our vision is for a society in which people who are blind and partially sighted enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

Our purpose is to deliver the guide dog service and other mobility services; to break down legal and physical barriers; and to enable people who are blind and partially sighted to get around on their own.

Our values mean that we will always seek to be trustworthy and transparent; that we will always be innovative and responsive; and that we will collaborate with others wherever that is to the benefit of people who are blind and partially sighted.


Current opportunity

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 them to make a real difference in the lives of local people. My Guide partners take part in social and leisure activities, such as walking, shopping, football and visiting local coffee shops. You can support your My Guide partner by increasing their fitness and confidence through regular outings. As a My Guide volunteer, you can: -Make new friends; -Learn new skills to enhance your CV, including training endorsed by VISION 2020; -Help people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community. My Guide volunteers generally give at least 2-3 hours of their time each week to this unique and interesting role. For more information please contact: Georgia Sinclair My Guide Volunteering Manager (East of Scotland) e-mail: georgia.sinclair@guidedogs.org.uk Tel: 0345 143 0203.

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My Guide

Did you know that Guide Dogs offers other services too? We have volunteers who help people with sight loss get out and about. This is great for people who don't want a guide dog, but still need a bit of assistance. Ideally, the volunteer would visit once a week and go whereever y… Read more

Could a guide dog change your life?

A guide dog can be a great mobility aid to help someone who is blind of partially sighted gain independence. Did you know: - you don't need to be completely blind to have a guide dog. - you don't need to be registered blind or partially sighted to have a guide dog. - it costs ju… Read more