Volunteering at Guide Dogs is a rewarding and excellent way to make an impact on the life of someone living with sight loss! We have over 100 volunteering roles and you can search and apply for any in your area. 

We recommend beginning your search to see all opportunities close to you but we want to help make the process a little easier - as we know the choices may be overwhelming!

You can take a look at some of our suggestions below depending on how much time you can spare and whether you want to interact with our dogs or not.

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Volunteering opportunities with our dogs

We have various volunteering opportunities that allow volunteers to interact, care for and help raise and breed our dogs.

Our most well-known role is that of a puppy raiser (formerly called puppy walker) which asks volunteers to help train and raise our puppies. 

But did you know we also have roles that don’t require as much of a commitment? Explore the options below to find out more. 

How much time can I give?

All my time

Great! If you can spare all of your time then you could be an amazing choice to help raise our puppies. To do so, you need to meet at least the following requirements, please select both to confirm.

Excellent - find out more about becoming a puppy raiser and search for opportunities in your area.

Over nights and/or weekends

If you can't spare all of your time but feel you can still dedicate a decent amount, you could help our puppies and dogs by becoming a fosterer! Can you meet the following minimum requirements?

Excellent - find out more about becoming a fosterer and search for opportunities in your area.

Daytime and/or weekends

Having spare time during the day and/or on weekends means you can still volunteer with our dogs without as much time commitment.

Excellent - you can help us by becoming a dog driver! Find out more about becoming a dog driver and search for opportunities in your area.

Excellent - you can help us by becoming a dog exerciser! Find out more about becoming a dog exerciser and search for opportunities in your area.

I’m happiest around dogs so raising puppies for Guide Dogs is totally up my street. I absolutely love it. I’ve met so many wonderful people through the charity.”
Nimmi, puppy raiser. pictured with guide dog puppy Glen 

Not much time to spare?

Fundraising can be a great social activity to do if you'd like to join a group, or you can fundraise independently, and you don't need much spare time.

It is possible to help us from the comfort of your own home with just a few clicks! Take a look at the different ideas to see if there is something you can do.

Still undecided?

What do our current volunteers have to say?


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We update our volunteering opportunities weekly so if you can't find what you are looking for, don't worry, check back in regularly!