My Guide Volunteer Taster Session - Portadown

Do you have a couple of hours a week to change a life? Come along to our Volunteer Taster Session in Portadown. Meet the team, gain a new skill and learn more about volunteering with Guide Dogs. Book your place now. Phone 0345 143 0193

 Sighted Guide

Volunteer sighted guides, help blind and partially-sighted people feel less isolated and become more involved in their local communities.  You can support someone in a wide range of everyday activities including: going for coffee, shopping or going for a walk. 

We will provide you with the skills and confidence to guide someone safely, offer ongoing support and reimburse out of pocket expenses. 

No matter how much time you can give you will be making a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people in your local community.

Why volunteer?

  • You will make a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people
  • Learn new skills that enhance your CV
  • Make new friends
  • Give something back to your community

What does it involve?

You will be partnered with a visually impaired person for 2-3 hours per week for 3 - 6 months.  During this time you will:

  • guide your partner to take part in social or leisure activities such as walks, going for coffee etc
  • help your partner establish lasting relationships with community members who can in turn help them get out more
  • work with your partner to achieve clear goals that help them become independant

We currently have My Guide volunteer vacancies throughout Northern Ireland

What support will I receive?

  • Volunteer welcome meeting
  • Sighted Guide Training (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Safeguarding induction and awareness day.
  • Payment of all out of pocket expenses

This role will require an Access NI disclosure.

Interested?  Book your place on the Portadown My Guide Volunteer Taster Session.

Phone 0345 143 0193 or email myguideni@guidedogs.org.uk

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Added by
Alison Rankin
Dates
  • Jun
    26
    10:00am
Venue
Portadown Library
Church St
Portadown
BT62 3LQ