Fundraising volunteer roles

Join the pack. Lend a hand. Change lives. Join your local fundraising group as a volunteer.

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity where you can meet new people and raise funds that will change lives?  Join a Guide Dogs group near you for fun, fundraising and four-legged friends.

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Explore all our fundraising volunteer roles

Do you love socialising and meeting new people in your area? You can get involved as a volunteer fundraiser at a range of different events, give as much or as little time as you have to help spread the word about our important work.

Are you an enthusiastic leader who could volunteer to help motivate your local fundraising group? You’ll help organise a calendar of events and collections, have lots of fun and make a difference by raising vital funds for Guide Dogs.

Could you volunteer to help inspire a passionate team of fundraisers in your local area? By working with your Fundraising Group Coordinator, you can bring fresh ideas and energy to your fundraising group, meet new people and make a difference to people’s lives.

Do you have the skills to help your local fundraising group manage their finances? By volunteering, you’ll help count the money raised and keep accurate records for your team.

Are you a great communicator and motivator? You can volunteer to help keep your local fundraising group informed about all the exciting activities and events on the calendar and encourage everyone to join in the fun and make a difference.

Could you use your connections to become a volunteer ambassador for Guide Dogs in your area? You can help distribute our collection boxes to local businesses and groups, helping to raise vital funds for our services.

Do you have great attention to detail and a flair for retail? You could volunteer to support your local fundraising group by ordering merchandise and designing creative ways to display items to raise funds for our services. 

You can search for all our current fundraising group roles near you by using our postcode search.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about volunteering please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Why we need your help

We urgently need more volunteer leaders and fundraisers to help our local fundraising groups raise money and awareness for Guide Dogs.

  • £63.8m – Cost of delivering our guide dog service in 2022.
  • £6.2m – Collective contribution raised by our incredible fundraising volunteers in 2022.
  • 89% of our income comes from donations and legacies.
  • 4,065 – Number of guide dog and buddy dog partnerships supported in 2022.
  • 4,235 – Number of times we helped children with vision impairments learn essential life skills in 2022.

Why become a fundraising volunteer

As well as making a huge difference to people’s lives, volunteering with your local Guide Dogs fundraising group is a great way to spend some of your free time and give back.

  • Inspire people to support Guide Dogs and make a difference to someone with sight loss.
  • Have fun finding new events and places to volunteer at.
  • You’ll meet lots of special dogs – from young puppies in training to incredible guide dogs in partnership.
  • You’ll empower others to get involved with Guide Dogs.
  • You’ll learn new skills and we’ll provide all the training you need for your role.
  • You can take on as much or as little as you want, and you can fit the role around your other commitments.

Who you are

We appreciate our volunteers’ passion and energy, but we also value your unique skills, perspectives and personalities.

  • Inspire others: Do you have lots of ideas that could motivate others? We need more inspirational volunteer leaders and fundraisers who can bring their energy and unique perspective to our local fundraising groups.
  • Bring your skills: Could you help organise a calendar of events, take care of ordering merchandise, or count the funds raised by your local team? We need more volunteer treasurers, secretaries, and merchandise coordinators to support our fundraising groups.
  • Help take Guide Dogs into your community: Are you well connected or do you love going to new places and meeting new people? We need more volunteer fundraisers to help at our events and spread the word about our work.
Sue (on the right, wearing a grey top) is at a Guide Dogs event

Find out more from Sue about being a fundraising volunteer

“My experience as a volunteer has been brilliant. I’ve made a whole new group of friends – we all say it’s our Guide Dogs family.

The most satisfying thing of all is to see a working guide dog with its owner and realising how vital our work is.”

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Join a fundraising group with one of our fundraising volunteer roles and help raise vital funds for our life-changing services.

Frequently asked questions about our fundraising volunteer roles

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