About Us

Guiding Eyes Outdoors (GEO) is a non-profit organization (Tax ID: 87-4597300) that offers life-changing outdoor adventures to individuals in need across North Carolina. Many of our co-founders are veterans who have served our nation and now wish to continue their service through volunteerism. We take great pride in serving military veterans, first responders, the blind and visually impaired, as well as children who have lost parents in service to our country and their communities. Our primary objective is to create opportunities for those who may not otherwise have access to the outdoors, while also fostering mentorship and mutual growth between participants.

At GEO, we cultivate a welcoming and inclusive family environment characterized by strong support systems, camaraderie, and the formation of lifelong friendships. Our events and upcoming mentorship program revolve around this collective mindset, ensuring a safe and inclusive space for all individuals involved.

‚ÄčOur groups enjoy a family atmosphere that promotes supportive relationships, camaraderie, and create lasting friendships.¬†

COMING SOON

We have developed a specialized training program that is crucial for the success of our participants. Both mentors and mentees will undergo specialized training to ensure the most effective and beneficial pairing possible. Pairings will be based on numerous factors, but generally, we will match participants with experienced veterans and first responders. Veterans and first responders are highly skilled and respected individuals who have dedicated themselves to serving our nation and its citizens. This strong desire to serve produces exceptional mentors who exhibit high standards and exemplary character. Through these mentorships, our aim is to provide a sense of independence and inspiration to those we have the privilege to assist.

Meet The Guiding Eyes Outdoors Team

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Accessible Aiming Project

GEO is excited to partner with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on a groundbreaking and innovative accessible platform. This cutting-edge digital site aims to empower our visually impaired hunters by utilizing advanced targeting software and immersive auditory effects through wireless headphones. For more on this project please visit the Accessible Aiming project website or the Accessible Aiming Project Page.

who We serve

How We Serve

How You Can Help

Become a Mentor

Become a Mentor

Are you a veteran or first responder who loves the outdoors and wants to serve those in need within your community outside of uniform? If so, we'd love to have you as a mentor.
Mentor Application
Apply for Events

Apply for Events

Are you a blind or visually impaired person or Gold Star kid? Then we would love you to give you opportunity and enjoyment of the outdoors through our events.
Event Application
Donate

Donate

We are always in need of monetary donations as well as well as gear, land lease, and hunting and fishing trip donations.
Donate

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