Volunteering with Guide Dogs is life-changing – and not just for the people we support. Join one of our amazing roles and be part of the pack and you’ll quickly see how the time you give benefits people with sight loss, our four-legged friends and you!

Whether you’re interested in a volunteering opportunity with our dogs, helping people with a vision impairment in your community or getting involved with a group where you live, you’ll be making a massive difference to the lives of children and adults with sight loss. And you’ll also get to have amazing experiences that you genuinely couldn’t find anywhere else. 

We simply couldn’t deliver our vital services without our incredible volunteers. Every person is an individual at Guide Dogs, so whether it’s raising a puppy or making a difference in your community, you can make a change that matters.

Guide Dogs Puppy Raiser holding two puppies in her lap

Explore the role of a Puppy Raiser

Open your home to a puppy and help them learn the basic skills they need for guide dog training.

Find volunteer opportunities near you

Search for volunteering opportunities near you in the box below.

A dog relaxes with a group of children

Nurture and care for our amazing dogs. Our young puppies, guide dog mums and dads, and dogs in training need loving homes with volunteers.

A volunteer fundraiser smiles with another volunteer whilst helping at an event

Get involved by volunteering with your local Guide Dogs group for fun, fundraising and four-legged friends.

Volunteer speaks to people whilst three dog looks up at her

Help share our story in your local community and champion people with sight loss or help at your local Guide Dogs centre.

Two yellow labrador puppies sit before a sign that reads thank you in colourful letters

Why volunteer with us?

I’ve made so many friends through Guide Dogs over the years. I meet new people, I go places that I wouldn’t normally go to. It’s a good excuse to get out and try different things too. I just love it. The guide dog owners I’ve met have made me realise just how important volunteering is.
Iris, volunteer Puppy Raiser 

Volunteering FAQs

Any other questions

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

0345 143 0191