Guide Dogs is totally reliant on the work of nearly 12, 000 volunteers across the UK. As a team we work with around 700 volunteers to deliver life-changing services, raise vital money to enable our work and campaign for the rights of people with sight loss.

We always need more local people to volunteer with us and we would love you to get in touch to discuss the various opportunities available.

As a Guide Dogs volunteer for the Reading Team, you wll:

  • Meet new people (and perhaps some of our wonderful dogs)
  • Get an insight into what we do and how we help blind and partially sighted people as well as increase your knowledge and awareness of the challenges faced by those living with sight loss
  • Learn new skills or develop existing ones
  • Be satisfied knowing you have made a life-changing difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people in your local community.

What can I do?

There are many ways you can volunteer for us- either as a short term or one-off volunteer, or by undertaking a regular and on-going volunteering role. 

Some of the many ways in which volunteers help include: Becoming a member of our local groups to raise awareness and funds, bringing up our puppies and boarding our dogs in training, becoming a sighted guide to help one of our service users, or by driving for us!

For more information please contact our Volunteering Office at volunteering@guidedogs.org.uk