My Guide Volunteer  with Guide Dogs for the Blind (VG) (Ref: 1073)
 
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The My Guide service helps people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community. It helps rebuild confidence and independence.

After training has been attended, you will be carefully matched with a local person who is blind or partially sighted. You will meet them at their home and aid them to get out and about. You could work with your My Guide partner to set goals that increase their mobility, take part in social activities such as shopping, walking or a local coffee group, or increase fitness and confidence through regular outings.

Why become a My Guide volunteer?

You will make a real difference in the lives of local blind and partially sighted people. You will make new friends. You will learn new skills. You will give something back to the community.
What are they looking for?

Patience, listening skills, empathetic and caring, people skills.

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Working hours are flexible depending on your availability. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

When: Any day/time
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Gloucestershire

About Guide Dogs for the Blind (VG)
 
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They provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.

They have been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, providing many thousands to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life.

They also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children - including long cane mobility training and communication and daily living skills.

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