Volunteering

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.


Volunteering during Covid-19

Due to the current restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our volunteering applications are taking longer to process. In some areas we may not be able to complete applications until face-to-face contact can be resumed. We are not currently recruiting My Sighted Guide Volunteers.

There may be further variations in how we can operate depending on local government restrictions.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please use the search below to find roles near you. We’re always looking for new volunteers to join us — even during these challenging times — and our application process remains open. Please note that it may take a little longer than usual to process your application.

Did you know you can support Guide Dogs from the comfort of your own home?


Search for a volunteering opportunity near you

Get in touch

You can call our volunteering office 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  

0345 143 0191

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We're so thankful for all of our brilliant volunteers for all the hard work they do for our charity. Find out more about what it is like to volunteer with Guide Dogs.

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.