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My Guide Volunteer

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Introduction to the Role

Volunteers access free Level 1 and Level 2 training to become My Guides.

The aim of the service is to support visually impaired people to reach a personal goal and is limited to a time frame which is agreed at the outset of each project. This service is delivered in partnership with Guide Dogs charity.  


Skills required:

It is essential that you are a fully sighted, friendly, patient, caring person who enjoys socialising and helping other people. 

Time Involved:

A committment of 2 hours per volunteering session is required.

Where the role is based:

At various locations in the Sheffield and Rotherham community.


You can read what our volunteers get out of different roles on our Volunteer Testimonials page.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications due to the COVID-19 situation, as our centres are closed. When restrictions are lifted we would be very pleased to hear from you.

In the meantime, if you would like us to contact you when our centres reopen, you can email us here: and we will keep your name on record.  

Thank you for your interest in supporting our charity.


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