Are you interested in getting out and about and discovering new places? Do you have a passion for sharing travel experiences with other travellers that may require support? Do you love interacting with people? Do you work well in a team? Are you flexible to be away from home from time to time? If you have answered yes to all five questions, then being a Sighted Guide Volunteer may be the perfect role for you!

You’ll ideally have:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to engage with the people in a group setting.
  • Patience to deliver sighted guide assistance to travellers in new environments.
  • The physical ability to guide travellers with a visual impairment.

If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, we’d love to hear from you!  We’re always open to suggestions and are very happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible, so please just get in touch at

What you’ll get

  • The satisfaction in knowing you are first handily supporting people with sight loss to experience travel.
  • An opportunity to share your skills in being person-centred or develop new skills for future career development.
  • To have fun socialising and interacting with others.
  • The health and well-being benefits of getting out and active in the community.
  • A new passion and hobby to get involved with in the future, that can spark from your partnership.
  • A dedicated trip leader mentor and fellow peers who will help support you throughout your role.

Training and support

Our volunteers are given multi-mode training to help them partake in this volunteer role, a great bonus for people wanting to learn more about sight loss! This is delivered in an interactive engaging manner, using a mixture of different learning techniques. Examples of the skills you will be learning include:

  • Providing sighted guide assistance. 
  • Different sight loss conditions.
  • Managing risks in the community.

If you have questions about the training requirements, we can answer these at your interview along with any other support or accessibility needs you may have.

Ready to apply?

You can register your expression of interest by completing the form using the button below.