Merchandise Coordinator

Do you have free space within your home? Have you got a creative streak? Are you interested in seeing one of our adorable guide dog teddies? If you have answered yes to all three, then this could be the perfect role for you!

In this role, you will be part of a group of like-minded people helping to swoon people’s heart through displaying our adorable teddies and other materials to raise funds and awareness. 

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What you’ll be doing

In this creative volunteer role, your support will include: 

  • Using your imagination to create creative displays of merchandise for events.
  • Storing stock within your home and helping to dispatch the materials for events.
  • Ordering more teddies, pens, badges, and other materials for local events to help capture the interest of the general public.

You’ll ideally have:

  • Good organisation and planning skills.
  • A creative touch for displaying merchandise. 
  • Space within your home to store merchandise.

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, through helping to raise funds for our services.
  • An opportunity to share your skills in merchandising or develop new skills for future career development.
  • 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 from an experienced volunteer to do this role! This is delivered in an interactive engaging manner, using a group zoom session. Examples of the modules you will be learning include:

  • Trading ideas.
  • How to create a wonderful display!

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.