Sighted Guide Volunteer

Sighted Guide Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Flexible location
OutdoorsSportsSocial contact
Older peoplePeople with disabilitiesChildren & youth
Good health and well-being
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Vision Norfolk
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Our Sighted Guides support visually impaired people to attend and enjoy various activities and days out with our charity.

Detailed description

Vision Norfolk’s mission is to support people living with sight loss to enjoy active, independent and fulfilled lives.

We are currently looking for Sighted Guide Volunteers to help out with activities across the county, based out of our 3 hubs in Norwich, King’s Lynn, and Great Yarmouth. Hours are flexible depending which activities you participate in and how much time you would like to commit. Some people volunteer weekly, monthly, or as and when they can.


We run numerous sports and leisure activities for people living with sight loss across Norfolk.

We are looking for friendly volunteers who enjoy talking and listening to our clients whilst guiding them around the activity or sport they are attending. You will undergo training and learn to safely guide someone with sight loss, helping them to navigate their environment and feel confident and involved. This can also include helping them to safely move around the space, join in the activity, and also describing to them what is happening and what details you can see that they might enjoy.

Our Sighted Guides make a huge impact to how our clients can engage in and enjoy our services and help people to participate in acvities that they otherwise wouldn't be able to - it is a very rewarding role and provides a unique perspective.

Our volunteers will:

· Have great communication skills

· Enjoy being part of a team

· Have patience and flexibility

· Be able to undertake the role safely and effectively

Becoming a volunteer is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and support your local community. Vision Norfolk also offers:

·       Regular advice, support, and training

·       Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Vision Norfolk

We are Norfolk’s charity for people living with sight loss and visual impairment. Providing practical and emotional support at our hubs in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth and in hospitals across Norfolk. Together with social and well-being activities for adults and children, young people and their families, daily living equipment, befriending services and specialist housing, we help those affected by sight loss to live life fully.