About Us

Guiding Eyes Outdoors (GEO) is a registered 501(c)3 organization (EIN:87-4597300) that provides life-changing outdoor adventures to those in need throughout North Carolina. Several of our co-founders are veterans who have served our nation and wish to continue that service through volunteerism. We proudly serve military veterans, first responders, the blind and visually impaired, and children that have lost parents during service to our country and their communities. Our goal is to provide a platform whereby individuals who would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors can be paired with those willing to assist and teach them. We facilitate mentorships that are mutually beneficial to both parties.

​Our groups enjoy a family atmosphere that promotes supportive relationships, camaraderie, and create lasting friendships. Our events and an upcoming mentor program are centered around this group mentality which creates a safe and open environment for everyone.

COMING SOON

We are developing a specialized training program that is crucial to the success of our participants. Both mentors and mentees will receive specialized training to achieve the most effective and beneficial pairing possible.  Pairings will be chosen based on many factors, but generally we will pair participants with veterans and first responders. Veterans and first responders are trained and highly respected servants of our nation and its citizens. This desire to serve tends to creates valuable mentors with high standards and character. Through these mentorships we will strive to provide a sense of independence and inspiration to those we serve.

Meet The Guiding Eyes Outdoors Team

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Accessible Aiming Project

GEO is proud to collaborate with Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on a one of a kind and innovative accessible sight.  This digital site will assist our blind and visually impaired hunters using targeting software and auditory tones via bluetooth 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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