Sighted Guide at Guide Dogs

Help People Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted Get Mobile in Aberdeen - Become a Sighted Guide!

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Hours per week 2 hours
Location Aberdeen
Description

At Guide Dogs Scotland, we are currently looking for volunteers to help people who are blind and partially sighted get out and about in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas. 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. As a My Guide volunteer, you can:

• Make new friends
• Learn new skills to enhance your CV
• Give something back to the community
• Have fun

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.

My Guide volunteers donate approximately 2 – 3 hours of their time each week at a time that suits them.

If you are interested in joining our My Guide team of volunteers, I would love to hear from you. To find out more, please contact me or visit the Guide Dogs Scotland website.

Rosalind Wallace
My Guide Ambassador
East of Scotland

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Problem solving/Creativity

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Course: My Guide Level 1
Description: Gives participants the confidence and key skills required to be part of a My Guide Partnership.

Date: Friday 13th March 2015
Time: 10am - 1pm
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Date: Thursday 9th April 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: The Credo Centre, 14-20 John Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1BT

Notes: There are a limited number of spaces on this course, so please book in advance by emailing myguideeastofscotland@guidedogs.org.uk

This course will involve sighted guiding outdoors. Please bring wear suitable clothing and footwear.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: To volunteer for My Guide, you need to be over 18 and willing to have a Disclosure Scotland check.

Desirable: Good communication and interpersonal skills, Team work, Non-judgemental personality.

Interested?

Submit your info to this organisation today.

Register now!