Volunteering for Guide Dogs

Give a little time to Guide Dogs and make a big difference to someone's life

We rely on our brilliant volunteers who give their time to help our charity in so many ways. There are many great volunteering opportunities to get involved in, even an hour makes a big difference.

Our volunteers can transform the lives of people living with sight loss, whether it is raising our puppies, sighted guiding, collecting funds or cheering on our event participants. There really is something for everyone!

We recognise the extraordinary efforts of all of our volunteers and we're really proud to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers accreditation for good practice in volunteer management.

We know that without our volunteers, our charity could not continue its life changing work.

We need your help.

Why not register your interest to volunteer for Guide Dogs?

Search for volunteering opportunities near you...

We’re currently making some minor changes to improve your online experience which means we’re temporarily unable to take applicants.

You can contact our volunteering team via email or you can call 0345 143 0191 (Monday-Friday).

Alternatively, you can register your interest and a member of our volunteering team will be in touch.

In this section...

Puppy walker kneels with guide dog puppy who has paw on walker's hand

Discover more about some of our volunteering roles and find a fit that's right for you. We offer over 80 different volunteering opportunities and each one plays an important part in our charity!

Winners of the people awards in Birmingham stand together holding their certificates

Guide Dogs recognises the invaluable contribution of our volunteers through the annual Local Volunteer Awards and Pat on the Back scheme.

Our inspiring volunteering stories...

Student volunteer Tilly kneeling with two guide dogs

Don't take our word for all the fantastic things students can do for Guide Dogs! Read the stories from Tillie and Ryan.

A volunteer stood outside a shop with a collection box while her guide dogs sits beside her

We could go on all day about why you should volunteer for us! Listen to what some of our volunteers have to say.

A my guide assists a person with sight loss

Our My Guide volunteers can make an incredible difference to those living with sight loss, find out how they have helped.

Get in touch

If you have any problems or special requirements please call our volunteering office 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  

0345 143 0191