Collection Box Coordinator

If you love getting out and about but also want to support a cause in achieving it’s aim, then becoming a Collection Box Coordinator could be the right step for you. You will be involved in displaying our iconic collection boxes in your local community to help raise funds for Guide Dogs.

By volunteering for Guide Dogs, I find that the public have many questions and I love being able to answer these. Through setting out the boxes and other volunteering roles I have met lots of new people and always seem to be "on the go!"
Lena, Collection Box Coordinator

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If you are interested in becoming a collection box coordinator then the next step is to check if there is an opportunity available near you. You can use the search option below to find all volunteering opportunities near you and if you don't see a collection box coordinator option – don't worry! We do update our opportunities all the time so make sure you check back in.

What you'll be doing

In this community-spirited volunteer role, your support will include getting involved in these activities:

  • Getting out and about to display our iconic collection boxes in your local community.
  • Emptying and banking funds in the collection boxes, meaning you can see how much money you have helped us raise.
  • Networking with organisations to share our cause and encourage them to display our collection boxes.
  • Being an ambassador for Guide Dogs!

You'll ideally:

  • Have good organisational skills to organise distribution of collection boxes.
  • Have good communication skills to spread the word about Guide Dogs.

If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always open to suggestions and are very happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible, so please just get in touch on

What you'll get

  • The satisfaction in knowing you are supporting people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.
  • A flexible role where you can dedicate as little or as much time as you want.
  • An opportunity to build your experience in communication and interpersonal skills.
  • To have fun interacting with others, including people within Guide Dogs and members of the public.
  • A dedicated volunteer manager and fellow peers who will help support you throughout your role.

Training and support

Our volunteers are given first hand training to succeed in this role! This is delivered in an interactive engaging manner, using a group zoom session.

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 volunteering with us, including travel costs.

What we need from you

The minimum age of this volunteer role is 18.