Fundraising Group Co-ordinator

In this lead volunteer role, you will be the key contact for fundraising in your local community to raise money and awareness from a variety of activities such as collections and social events.


I am a people person, I love to talk and engage with people and the role is fantastic for this! it affords me lots of opportunities to talk with new people, from the businesses we approach for fundraising to the general public at collections and not forgetting our wonderful volunteers!
Dave, Fundraising Group Coordinator

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: 

  • Organising and attending events and collections in your local area, such as Great Guide Dogs Tea Party. Informing your key contact and relevant members of these events.
  • Building relationships with local networks, organisations, schools and social groups to host events or to name their own puppy.
  • Delegating tasks and responsibilities to other volunteers within your fundraising group.
  • Making sure fundraising policies and procedures are followed; including all roles are maintaining their required records.

You’ll have

Ideally you will: 

  • Be able to generate enthusiasm and motivate people.
  • Have good communication and networking skills.
  • Have a passion for organising events.

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. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!

You’ll get

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:

  • The opportunity to share your skills in networking and planning or develop new skills for future career development.
  • The satisfaction in knowing you are supporting people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.
  • An opportunity to interact with others, including people within Guide Dogs and members of the public.
  • A sense of pride in hosting and organising events to help support Guide Dogs.

Training and support

This role has 1 hour of training and then you’ll be ready to go! These modules include:

  • Fundraising Coordinator Training.

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.


Hear from Shirley, a Fundraising Co-ordinator


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