Support someone with sight loss in your community.
Guide Dogs needs people like you to help support people in your
community living with sight loss.
Across the North East, including Morpeth, there are people with a
vision impairment hoping that others will volunteer as a My Sighted
Guide to help them to get out and about in their local area.
Living with sight loss can cause someone to feel isolated and cut off
from the people and places around them, and you could help change
that. By volunteering with the Guide Dogs as a My Sighted Guide, you
will be matched with someone with sight loss and meet with them
occasionally to safely guide them out and about. So that they can visit
places in their local area and gain more confidence. This could include
activities like going for a walk, visiting a local café, shops, or attending
a local music or sports event.
Volunteering will not only help someone in your community to live the
life they choose, but it is great for you too! As well having the
satisfaction of knowing you are supporting someone with sight loss to
live actively, independently, and well, first hand; you will also gain
new skills, have fun socialising, and support your own health and
wellbeing in the process. You may even win an award at the annual
Guide Dogs North East Volunteer Awards!
Guide Dogs have dedicated staff who as well as providing full training
for you, give ongoing support so that you have everything you need to
make a difference.
To find out more and apply please visit the Guide Dog’s website