Are you looking to directly help improve someone’s life? To support a person with sight loss to safely navigate the environment, building self-confidence and increasing social interaction; whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence. Variable depending on individual needs; approximately 3 hours per week.
Find out more on Simple Connect, our volunteering platform: https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/MiltonKeynesVMS2/VolunteerOpportunities/DetailsForSearch/3100
Is this volunteering role right for me?
You 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.
What is My Guide?
My Guide is a service we offer that allows volunteers to become sighted guides. You 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.
You can read much more about My Guide
What does sighted guiding involve?
- Provide sighted guide assistance on a regular basis to people living with sight loss – you will be matched with a suitable partner.
- Agree on when and where you will provide the sighted guide, as part of a mutually agreed activity plan.
- You must undertake all elements of My Guide training (approximately two days).
- Always maintain professional boundaries and adhere to safeguarding procedures.
|What skills or experience are required?||What training and support will I receive?|
|Excellent communication and interpersonal skills||Sighted Guide training and certificate upon completion of training|
|Patience and flexibility||Guide Dogs safeguarding training|
|Able to undertake your role safely and effectively||Ongoing support from the My Guide team|