Volunteer Fundraiser

Are you looking for a volunteer role where you can make a difference by raising vital funds for Guide Dogs? With little time to spare, you can still join your local fundraising group at events or collections as a Volunteer Fundraiser. 

The friendships we’ve made from volunteering are fantastic. So, if you’re sitting at home, or looking for something to do come and be part of the family.
Tommy, Volunteer Fundraiser

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Why we need you 

Our fundraising groups urgently need more volunteer fundraisers who can support their local events and help raise money for an important cause. If you enjoy chatting to people, visiting new places and inspiring people to donate to a life-changing cause, this volunteering role for you.   

Our fundraising groups are an important presence in our local communities. They organise a wide range of events and collections that raise vital awareness and funds for our life-changing services that support people with sight loss. 

What you'll be doing

In this interactive volunteer role, your support will include getting involved in these activities

  • Getting involved with events in your local community; it could be a dog show, a summer fete, or a collection at your local store. The possibilities are endless.
  • Interacting with the community to help raise awareness and funds for Guide Dogs.
  • Being part of a group of like-minded people; supporting each other at events.
  • Being an ambassador for Guide Dogs!

You'll ideally

  • Enjoy socialising and creating bonds with others.
  • Have good communication skills.

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 volunteer@guidedogs.org.uk.

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 sense of pride in contributing to events that will help support Guide Dogs.
  • 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.