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Guide volunteers

Role Summary

My Sight Nottinghamshire promotes greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages. We provide support, advice, information and activities for people with sight loss living in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.

My Guide Volunteer

  • To work one to one with a visually impaired person to support them to get out more
  • To meet them either to achieve a specific aim, such as practice a bus route or to generally get out such as go for a coffee or do some shopping
  • To guide the VI person responsibly and safely
  • Support the individual to access services in their community 1-2 hours a week

We are looking for volunteers who are understanding, patient, empathetic and good at listening. Volunteers also need to be able to walk unaided and be able to provide Sighted Guide

Mileage is paid at 45p per mile, bus and travel tickets are reimbursed. Lunch is paid for at a maximum of £5.00 if you are volunteering for 5 or more hours.

Additional telephone call costs will also be reimbursed. Any PPE needed for the role will be provided and we will cover any other reasonable expenses incurred as part of your volunteer role.

  • A fantastic learning and development opportunity
  • Make a real difference to vulnerable people
  • Be part of the My Sight community
  • Gain confidence
  • Learn new skills in: Time management, rout planning, sighted guiding, communication skills
  • Attend Level 1 Sighted Guiding and receive a certificate of completion
  • Take on a challenge – do something you wouldn’t normally do
  • Have fun!

Contact Information

Anita Pashley
My Guide and Volunteer coordinator
0115 9706 806


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