Guide Dogs

Gibfield Park Avenue


M46 0SU


Role and Opportunity Details 

Support a person with sight loss

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.

What does the role involve?

  • Provide sighted guide assistance on a regular basis to people living with sight loss to help them achieve their goals (commonly weekly).
  • The lengths of partnerships vary, from 6 weeks to 12months+, your availability will be matched with a suitable customer.
  • Undertake all elements of My Guide training (approximately 2 days).
  • Support access to local services and facilities in their local community.
  • Provide regular feedback on progress and any issues that arise to your line manager.
  • Provide the My Guide role at agreed times/location based on the mutually agreed activity plan.
  • Maintaining professional boundaries and adhering to safeguarding procedures.


Specific Skills Required

What skills or experience are required?

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience and flexibility.
  • Able to undertake your role safely and effectively.
  • Act in a non-judgemental way, without discrimination.


Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

What will I get out of it?

  • Make a life-changing difference to someone in need in your community.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with other Guide dogs’ volunteers.
  • An opportunity to build experience and knowledge of sight loss and develop your existing skills.
  • Gain skills and experience whilst doing something that you enjoy.
  • Build experience and skills while growing your confidence.
  • Meet people, have fun and be part of your community.
  • Help a charity do more while you learn what you are good at.
  • Become a valued and integral part of the Guide Dogs team.
  • Increasing the independence, dignity and wellbeing of people living with sight loss through the delivery of the My Guide service.


Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity


Date(s)/Time(s) Required

Variable depending on individual needs; approximately 3 hours per week


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