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Sighted guide volunteers needed in Westbury

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THE national sight loss charity, Guide Dogs, is appealing for volunteers in Westbury who could help local people with sight loss get out and about and back into the community. 

My Sighted Guide volunteers needed.

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. 

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. 

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.” 

Volunteers must be 18 or over and an enhanced disclosure check is required as part of the role. Full training and support will be provided. To apply go to www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteer or call the volunteering team on 0345 143 0191.