Guide Dogs charity’s appeal for My Sighted Guide volunteers in Bridlington

Guide Dogs for the Blind is currently appealing for My Sighted Guide volunteers in the Bridlington area.

By Phil Hutchinson
Friday, 6th May 2022, 10:27 am
Volunteers will help someone with a vision impairment, who they’ll be carefully matched with. Photo submitted
Volunteers will help someone with a vision impairment, who they’ll be carefully matched with. Photo submitted

The My Sighted Guide scheme is a service that allows volunteers to become sighted guides.

Volunteers will help someone with a vision impairment who they’ll be carefully matched with.

Volunteers will undergo training and learn to safely guide someone with sight loss, navigating environments and building self-confidence – all whilst increasing social interaction with those who may not otherwise wish to leave their home.

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Volunteers must be able to give, on average, a few hours a week, and be aged 18 years old or over. Photo submitted

Volunteers must be able to give, on average, a few hours a week, and be aged 18 years old or over. This role also requires that you have an Enhanced Disclosure.

Guide Dogs volunteering coordinator Linda Conway said: “We have an individual in Bridlington waiting for partnerships. We are really in need of this role now we are open to volunteer face to face again.

“People must be able to give – on average – a few hours a week and be aged 18 years old or over. This role requires that you have an enhanced disclosure. You will receive full training and support, and travel expenses will be paid.”

Email [email protected] or go to www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteer for more information about the role.