Join our Guide Dogs family! 

Joining the Guide Dogs family means that together we will be helping more people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well. 

We have a variety of roles that contribute to the work we do. Whether you can give a minute, an hour, or a lifetime we have something for you. You can work directly with our dogs or with people who are visually impaired. You can support raising awareness of our services, organise events for us and much more.

Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to reach and support as many visually impaired people as we do. We're thankful for every one of our volunteers and want to continue expanding our Guide Dogs family to support more people. 

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

Investing in Volunteers logoGuide Dogs is an Investing in Volunteers accredited organisation. This means we've been externally verified as supporting volunteers in the best way possible. Explore what we have on offer to meet your volunteering needs and do so in the knowledge that we will provide you with the best volunteering experience possible and acknowledge the contribution that you make.

A group of Guide Dogs' Puppy Raisers smiling at the camera and cuddling their dogs

Become a Puppy Raiser

Have you got what it takes to raise a future life-changer?

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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...

Puppy raiser, Nimmi, and her guide dog puppy Glen, walking in the woods

Nimmi has raised six guide dog puppies at her home in Glasgow and has completely fallen in love with every one of them!

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