Sight loss charity appeals for volunteers in Swindon

By Jessica Durston - 14 April 2022

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Sight loss charity Guide Dogs is appealing for volunteers in Swindon who could help local people to get out and about and back into the community.

Guide Dogs’ My Sighted Guide service supports individuals living with sight loss to get out and about in their local area by improving their confidence, mobility, and independence – all of which could not be achieved without the support and dedication of life-changing My Sighted Guide volunteers.

Laura Robertson, of Guide Dogs, says: “Living with sight loss can result in many people feeling lonely, isolated and feeling as though they have lost their place within society. Unfortunately, this is now truer than ever as we continue to emerge from the health pandemic.

“We’re looking for individuals who can give back to their local community and help someone feel more confident going out and about.

Please do get in touch if you could help someone living with sight loss by becoming a My Sighted Guide volunteer, we would absolutely love to hear from you.”

Partnerships are matched based on common interests, and volunteers can give as much or as little time as they like – just a few hours a week can make all the difference to someone.

Volunteers must be 18 or over, and an Enhanced Disclosure check is required as part of the role.

Full training and support is provided.

Those wishing to apply can go to www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteer or call the volunteering team on 0345 143 0191.

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