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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