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Community Sighted Guide-DAVENTRY& DISTRICT You could help a blind person become more independent

Posted for Guide Dogs

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The role involves 

  • Providing sighted guide support to people  with visual impairment on route, at events, and public activities (eg shopping centre, sports or cultural event, transport hub) 
  • the volunteer would undertake Community Sighted Guide training (Level 1 of the MY GUide programme) 
  • The volunteer would work as part of a team with other volunteers and staff and to make new people welcome
  • Provide feedback on progress and any issues that arise to Guide Dogs
  • Provide the sighted guide role at agreed times and locations. 

This role does not require a CRB check as the activities take place in public spaces and without requiring an ongoing relationship to be built between the volunteer and partically sighted person.

NB. You  will probably not be working with the same person all the time. If you would prefer to get to know one person and act as their personal guide you need to check out the MY GUIDE opportunity


Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • able to undertake your role safely and effectively
  • act in a non judgemental way, without discrimination

Details

  • Age restrictions
    18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 08/03/2021

End Date: 08/03/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible to suit

Register your Interest

Interests

  • Disability

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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