Help us from home

You can help with small actions that make a lasting impact

Do you want to support Guide Dogs but don’t have enough time to commit to a volunteering role? Good news! There are small actions you can take that will make a lasting impact, many from the comfort of your own home.

You could help us make a difference to people with sight loss by sparing just minutes of your time. 

We have a wide range of activities that support different interests, whether it’s writing to your MP to encourage their support in our campaigns, sharing our messages on social media to help us reach new audiences, or hosting a virtual fundraising collection.  

With just a few clicks you can help make a lasting impact through an activity you enjoy! 

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Creative activities

  • Whisk up a storm in the kitchen and hold a Bake Sale! 

    Love baking? Turn your cakes into cash by hosting your very own bake sale to help raise funds for Guide Dogs. Get everything you need including celebrity recipes, donation cards, cake flags and edible cake toppers for your bakes – it really is a piece of cake!
  • Get crafty with a make and sell fundraiser

    Are you a crafty crafter? Why not sell your home-made treasures and raise funds to support our life-changing work? From cards to candles, decorations to doggy treats, we’re here to help you turn your craft into cash with lots of helpful tips.

    Raise money with our Puppy Sweepstakes

  • Our cute puppy sweepstake are a crowd pleaser and an easy way to raise life-changing funds to support us. Simply fill out our short registration form, download and print your sweepstakes and pop in your local hairdressers, pub or even in the office. Choose a prize or portion of the proceeds as a prize and you’ll be raising funds as easy as 1-2-3!

Raising awareness

  • Influence change by getting involved with our campaigns

    Did you know Guide Dogs campaign for the rights of people with sight loss to help them access public transport, our town centres and other public services? Take a look at our current campaigns and find out how you can help in just a few clicks - from signing petitions to raising awareness in your local community.
  • Help us expand the Guide Dogs Family

    Guide Dogs is always recruiting new volunteers and we need your local community expertise to help us recruit new volunteers across the UK. Request a volunteering promotional pack, which features posters and other materials, to help spread the word about volunteering for Guide Dogs.

  • Keep up to date with our campaign activity

    You can sign up to our campaigns mailing list to receive updates on our current campaigns. You can also discover how you can get involved and make a difference to people living with sight loss. 
  • Invite one of our inspirational speakers

    Do you have an upcoming event that might benefit from a guest speaker?  Invite a volunteer speaker from Guide Dogs to come along and speak to your audience about Guide Dogs, helping to raise awareness and inspire people to get involved.

Educational activities

  • Register for your free teaching resources

    Teach children about our services, including what we do to create successful Guide Dog partnerships. To find out more see our information on STEM projects.  
  • Youth Social Action project book

    Children and young people can join the Youth Action Project which helps to provide insight to those living with sight loss.
  • Invite one of our inspirational speakers to school 

    A volunteer speaker from Guide Dogs is able to come along to speak to students about Guide Dogs, teaching them about what we do and helping raise awareness of our services.

Social activities

  • Host a tea party

    Home-baked or store-bought, virtual cuppas or garden gatherings – do it your way and use your tea party to connect over your favourite brew and cake whilst raising money for Guide Dogs. Our free tea party pack is filled with everything you need from posters to cake flags, bunting and edible cake toppers.
  • Get your friends thinking with our quiz pack

    Our quiz pack is filled with everything you need from posters to ready-made rounds for your quiz master, including our Celebrity Sound Round. To see what there is available, register for your fundraising pack.
  • Help out at Guide Dogs events

    Join us at Guide Dogs events where you may be helping to set up branding, covering registration, bag drop or stalls, cheering on our participants, co-ordinating sports massages, escorting participants to the post-race reception, handing out medals or marshalling. To get involved please email our events team.

Virtual activities

  • Like, comment and share on our social media channels

    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok. Liking, commenting on, and sharing our posts helps to introduce us to new audiences. Why not invite your friends to like our pages too?
  • Put your gaming skills to test with a Gaming marathon

    If you or someone you know plays a lot of FIFA, Minecraft or more, visit Tiltify to see how gaming can help raise life-changing money for Guide Dogs. Take on a sponsored gaming marathon, host a tournament or perhaps invite other gamers to take part for a donation and offer a prize for the top gamer. 
  • Organise a virtual collection

    Host a Guide Dogs Virtual Collection! You can ask friends, family and colleagues to donate and to share the virtual collection to help us raise funds.
  • Learn online how to guide someone with sight loss

    If you want to help a person living with sight loss by offering guiding assistance, you can watch our handy instructional videos on sighted guiding.
  • Nominate us for Charity of the Year

    You can nominate Guide Dogs at your workplace for Charity of the Year. Our expert corporate team works with companies to create truly bespoke partnerships delivering shared value and impact. Find out how your company can get involved
  • Name a puppy

    Let your friends, family and colleagues know that they can name one of our life changing puppies by sharing our Name a Puppy page virtually. 
  • Share your birthday treat

    Ask your friends to donate to Guide Dogs to celebrate your birthday in lieu of gifts - donate in celebration.

Sporting activities

  • Lace up those running shoes with our running events

    Whatever the distance, lace up your running shoes and make every step count for Guide Dogs! Taking part in one of our running or walking events is a great motivator to get fit whilst also supporting a good cause.
  • Get those legs pedalling with our cycling events

    Prefer to travel on two wheels? We have an amazing range of cycling events you can get involved in, in the UK and abroad.