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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR ‘MY GUIDE’ SCHEME

Guide Dogs Final logo RGBWould you like to make a real practical difference to a blind or partially sighted person? Guide Dogs is currently seeking volunteers to do just that as part of its ground breaking My Guide scheme.

The role involves providing sighted guide assistance to an individual in and around Ryde. The charity currently have a gentleman waiting in Ryde who would like to practise the route to the bus and ferry stop and also take walks along the seafront in preparation for training with a guide dog in the future. He is also keen on attending the gym and getting involved with local open mic nights and sports clubs.

This exciting and fulfilling volunteer opportunity would suit someone who likes to get out and about, lives in or near Ryde and could spare two to three hours a week. Full My Guide training and ongoing support and supervision are provided.  Volunteers must be 18+ and would require a DBS check.

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To find out more about how you could help a blind or partially sighted person get more out of life, contact Hazel Dyson, Volunteering Consultant on 0845 372 7428 or at [email protected].

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