To give talks and presentations about the work of Guide Dogs within a designated area, in line with the guidelines received at speaker training courses.
The time devoted to this role can be flexible depending on your own availability.
- To give 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
- At local groups which may include community groups, schools or businesses
- Good communication skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Able to give clear information that will be remembered
- Able to adapt presentation to your audience
- 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
- 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
- An opportunity to take part in any general Guide Dogs volunteer training that is available locally
- Not for this volunteer role
- 18 years
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