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Guide Dogs, Volunteer Speaker

By January 30, 2020Volunteering

Covering Hull , Beverley, Bridlington , Doncaster, Stamford Bridge, you will give talks and presentations about the work of Guide Dogs within a designated area, in line with the guidelines received at speaker training courses

What does the role involve?

  • Giving talks when requested to local organisations and groups within a 15 mile radius of the your home
  • Keeping up to date with Guide Dogs news and key messages (Talks should be natural and enthusiastic, tailored to the audience and following guidelines on current key messages)
  • Passing any donations given for talks to the Mobility Team as per guidelines
  • Attending cheque presentations when requested by the local Mobility Team
  • Informing your Mobility Team Support Worker of any requests to do talks using the speaker cards supplied
  • Encouraging local organisations and groups to volunteer or fundraise on behalf of Guide Dogs

Location: At local groups, this may include community groups/ schools / businesses

What skills or experience are required?

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to give clear information that will be remembered
  • Able to adapt presentation to your audience
  • No DBS required

What will I get out of it?

  • Meet a variety of local groups and people
  • Enjoy giving information about Guide Dogs’ aims which enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else

What support / training will I get?

  • Regular and ongoing support from your supervisor
  • Induction to Guide Dogs
  • Speaker training covering content and approach
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance (40p per mile)

For more information contact Linda Conway Linda.Conway@guidedogs.org.uk  Tel: 03451430207

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