Fundraising Group Coordinator

If you are someone who loves socialising with others and getting involved in your local community, then this could be the perfect role for you.

You'll be helping to support a community of like-minded people with arranging  events and collections to raise funds and awareness for Guide Dogs in your local community. You'll be putting your networking skills into action, as you work with local organisations to encourage them to host  fundraising events.

And you won’t be alone. An expert team are on hand to ensure your fundraising group have everything you need to make your activities a success. We will provide training before you get started, and we have a dedicated team in place to support any day-to-day queries for our fundraising groups. You will also have a local team member on hand for guidance and support to arrange events or activities that make an impact.

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What you’ll be doing

In this community-based volunteer role, every day could be different but here are just a few highlights:

  • With help from other local volunteers, you’ll think of new ideas for events and collections in your community, which couldn be anything from hosting pub quizzes, to putting on crafting sessions– these can be as simple or creative as you like.
  • Being a helping hand for members of your local fundraising group, whether it be giving them some top tips or booking and scheduling what events the team can attend.
  • Getting to know the community, be it the school or local businesses, you can raise awareness of Guide Dogs and make great relationships at the same time.
  • Don’t worry you won’t be alone; it’s a team effort to arrange local fundraising activities alongside other volunteers in your local fundraising group, and we’re on hand to help ensure your group has everything in place to make your activities a great success. 
  • Being an ambassador for Guide Dogs - we do amazing life changing things and you will help share our stories through conversations at your events.  

Can I be a Fundraising Group Coordinator?

If you're interested in becoming a Fundraising Group Coordinator, you'll ideally:

  • Enjoy meeting new people and want to make a difference in your local community
  • Be passionate and able to generate enthusiasm from others.
  • Have an interest in organising events, but don’t worry you won’t be doing this alone.

Don’t worry if you don’t feel you tick every box, we would love to hear from you to discuss the role or other ways you can get involved in your local Fundraising Group. We’re also here to answer any questions you might still have and we are open to suggestions such as role shares. Please just get in touch by emailing

What you’ll get

  • The satisfaction in knowing you are supporting people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.
  • The chance to meet the service users whose lives you are impacting.
  • An opportunity to share your skills or develop new skills.
  • The opportunity to be part of the local Guide Dogs Community, meeting like-minded people in your area and members of the public.
  • A sense of pride in hosting and organising events to help support Guide Dogs.
  • A dedicated volunteer manager and fellow peers who will help support you throughout your role.
I am a people person, I love to talk and engage with people and the role is fantastic for this! It affords me lots of opportunities to talk with new people, from the businesses we approach for fundraising to the general public at collections and not forgetting our wonderful volunteers!
Dave, Fundraising Group Coordinator

Training and support

Our volunteers are given first-hand training to succeed in this role! This is normally delivered online in an interactive engaging manner, but can be offered in alternative formats. Examples of the modules you will be learning include:

  • How to organise an event.
  • Ideas for a successful fundraising event.

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. 

Will I have to pay?

Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll 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.