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Help us change the law this Volunteers' Week 2015

28 May 2015

The charity Guide Dogs is appealing to the public to take just a few minutes of their time this Volunteers' Week 2015 to help us get the law on pavement parking changed.

We believe that inconsiderate pavement parking can force pedestrians into the path of danger, particularly those living with sight loss, as they may be left with no choice but to walk in the road when they find that the pavement is blocked.

StourbridgeDuring Volunteers' Week, Guide Dogs wants everyone to take a photo of a car or other vehicle blocking a pavement near you, then email it to campaigns@guidedogs.org.uk along with the street name and place where you took it. And that's it!

Guide Dogs will then use your photo to build a map of the issue blighting every Parliamentary constituency across the UK. We will use this map to try to persuade MPs to change the law to stop problem pavement parking.

Doing a bite-size task for a good cause such as this, without having to make a regular commitment, is known as micro-volunteering. Thanks to micro-volunteering, being a volunteer for Guide Dogs is much easier than you might think. By taking just a few minutes out of your day to help us change the law to stop inconsiderate pavement parking, you can make a difference to the lives of people with sight loss.

Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight. If it's you, we're here to make sure you don't lose your freedom as well. But we can only do this with the support of volunteers and the time they give – whether that's a lot of their time, or a little.

To find out about other volunteering opportunities with Guide Dogs, visit our Volunteering page or call 0345 1430191. Guide Dogs needs as many volunteers as possible to help the two million people in the UK who are living with sight loss, a number that is predicted to reach four million by 2050.

Calls to our Volunteer teams will cost 3 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.