Speaker

Is this volunteering role right me?

You can customise the time for this role and you need to be 18 years or over

The time devoted to this role can be flexible, depending on your own availability, and you need be aged 18 years old or over.

What does being a speaker involve?

  • Identifying and sourcing opportunities to deliver talks to groups, clubs and organisations in your local area.
  • Talks should be natural, enthusiastic and passionate about sharing our life changing stories, highlighting the difference GD continues to make to people’s lives who are living with sight loss.
  • Attending cheque presentations and corporate supporters of Guide Dogs when requested by the local Guide Dogs team in order to grow their support and passing on any donations received
  • Encouraging local organisations and groups to support and fundraise for Guide Dogs.

 

What skills or experience are required?   What training and support will I receive?
Great communication and interpersonal skills Regular and ongoing support from your supervisor and detailed induction to Guide Dogs
Enthusiastic and motivated to share our life changing stories Speaker training that will cover content and approach
Able to adapt to your type of audience Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance

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What are the next steps?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer speaker, then the next step is to check if there is a opportunity available near you. You can use the search option below to find all volunteering opportunities near you and if you don't see a speaker option - don't worry! We do update our opportunities all the time so make sure you check back in.