Why should I volunteer?

Three Volunteers At A Fundraising Group EventRecent research has proven that volunteering is good for your health! And here at Guide Dogs, we agree. As a Guide Dogs volunteer, you will...

  • Meet a new circle of like-minded friends
  • Get a fascinating insight into what we do
  • Experience varied and exciting roles
  • Learn valuable new skills or put existing ones into practice
  • Have something to add to your CV if you want to
  • Get a certificate in sighted guiding (if you want one!)
  • Feel good that you are doing something good
  • And…  Make a life-changing difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people

Join our 12,000-strong volunteer community and help us to make a massive difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people. We need your skills, we need your time – but most of all we need your commitment and enthusiasm for helping others. You’ll be amazed at what you get back in return.


82% of our volunteers have increased their understanding of sight loss since volunteering at Guide Dogs


Apply for a role

If you think you could help or would like to know more Apply now!