You will assist the local fundraising team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs. It is a social role and the time commitment can be very flexible, and there are organise events throughout the year.
What you’ll be doing
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:
- Helping on stalls at local events.
- Taking Collection Boxes to local businesses.
- Street collections on special days.
- Attending local events organised by the team and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
- Counting donations.
- Part of a group of like-minded people planning events and raising money
Ideally you will have:
- Good communication skills.
- Enjoy spending time with others.
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. You may have something to offer that we didn’t even know we wanted and would love to talk it through with you to see what’s possible!
Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get a dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us. You’ll also get:
- A chance to chat with members of the public about Guide Dogs.
- A sense of satisfaction taking part in events and collections.
- Providing support to Guide Dogs to enable us to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of people with sight loss.
- An opportunity to build experience for your CV.
- Be part of a local group, meet new people and make new friends.
Training and support
This role has 1 hour of mandatory training and then you’ll be ready to go!
If you have questions about the training requirements, we can answer these at your interview along with any other support or accessibility needs you may have.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
What we need from you
- Criminal Disclosure check necessary? No
We are working hard to make sure anyone who wants to can volunteer for Guide Dogs, but at the moment we have a minimum age of 18 for this particular role.
We can’t do this without brilliant people like you to help us. Inclusion is at the heart of what we do and we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re a person-centred organisation which means we put individuals, their needs and wellbeing first.
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