My Guide
Hosted by: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

My Guide is a great service to increase your own personal skills and to have the opportunity to help people with a visual impairment. Within the role, you are partnered with a visually impaired individual based on similar interests. Amongst yourselves you agree on a activity plan, which you then partake in for a couple of hours once a fortnight. By doing this you are increasing their confidence to go out in the community and giving them the opportunity to do things they previously could not do. This is also a great opportunity for you to socialise with new people and perhaps to do different activities.

Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM, Tues AM, Tues PM, Weds AM, Weds PM, Thur AM, Thur PM, Fri AM, Fri PM, Sat AM, Sat PM, Sun AM, Sun PM

How many volunteers are needed:


Recruitment process:

An application form needs to be completed online. Afterwards an informal phone call will be made for some informal questions. Then an interview will then be arranged. Afterwards safeguarding and then sighted guide training will be given before being matched. This process takes a couple of months but regular contact is made to inform the volunteer what stage the application is at. This role is subject to a reference and DBS check.

Skills and quaifications:

Team Work

Suitable for specific groups: Carers, Older people, Young people (under 18), Unemployed
Gender restrictions?: No
Type of activity: Befriending and buddying