Helping to get blind people out into community

Guide Dogs.
Guide Dogs.

Guide Dogs Scotland, the charity supporting blind and partially sighted people, is recruiting volunteers in Forfar for its My Guide service.

My Guide is all about helping to get blind and partially sighted people out and about in their community.

And Guide Dogs is looking to recruit and train sighted volunteers to assist people with sight loss around Forfar.

Rosalind Wallace, My Guide Ambassador, said: “My Guide matches a person who is blind or partially sighted with a trained volunteer. It might mean working with your My Guide partner to set goals that increase their ability to get out and about, or taking part in social and leisure activities such as shopping, walking or a local coffee group.

“And in return you would make a real difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people, learn new skills to enhance your CV, make new friends and give something back to your local community.”

Training to volunteer for a My Guide Partnership takes around a day or two but will give you the skills to confidently guide blind and partially sighted people. To learn more, please call Rosalind on 0118 983 8703 or email

On two upcoming dates, June 27 and July 9, Guide Dogs Scotland will be hosting a My Guide training event for volunteers at the Guide Dogs Training School at Orchardbank Business Park in Forfar. Spaces are limited so please book if you are interested by contacting Rosalind at the above contact details.