Puppy training dog at a fundraising event in LondonAt Guide Dogs, we now have around 14,000 volunteers across the UK. In the London Mobility Team we have about 600 volunteers who make such a difference to local blind and partially sighted people in London.

We would love to get more Londoners volunteering for Guide Dogs and we welcome anyone to apply from age 14 years upwards. There are so many ways to get involved and you’ll be amazed at what you get back in return.

As a Guide Dogs volunteer for the London team, you will get to meet new people (and perhaps some of our furry four legged friends!), get an insight into what we do and how we help blind and partially sighted people in London, and learn new skills or develop existing ones. You'll also get to experience varied and exciting roles with support from the London team and ultimately make a life-changing difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people in your local community.

Current vacancies

•    Fundraising Volunteers: we have a range of different roles with our local fundraising groups such as Event Co-ordinator, Treasurer and Collection Box Coordinator. We are particularly looking for people for these roles in Bexley, Croydon, Bromley and Enfield.

•    We also need Speakers who can raise awareness as well as monetary donations by visiting local schools, businesses and community/youth groups to give a talk or presentation on our work. Full training and support will be given.

•    Advanced boarders local to Euston ideally in the Kentish Town/Camden area to home a trainee guide dog for periods of 10-12 weeks. No previous experience is necessary. Guide Dogs will provide training in dog care and behaviour, all food and necessary equipment. You’ll need to bring the dog to our Euston office each morning between 8-10am and collect it each evening between 4-6pm so your journey to the office must be short.

•    Safeguarding trainers

•    South East London free-running co-ordinator

•    Puppy walkers in East London/Essex

•    Drivers
If you are interested in any of these positions or want to enquire about any help you can offer then please email our Volunteer Consultant Desiree Polluk or call her on 0118 983 8309. Alternatively please visit our main volunteering page for more details.


Sighted Guide in London

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