Community volunteer roles

Looking to start volunteering in your local community? In these volunteer roles, you’ll be interacting with people in the community or fellow members of the Guide Dog family. Whether you’re providing sighted guide assistance to someone local living with sight loss or cheering on supporters at events, you will be providing invaluable support to our organisation. 

Find out more about specific community volunteer roles in the descriptions below, or you can search for all of our current roles to support your local community by using our postcode search. And don't forget to take a look at our frequently asked questions!

Explore all our community volunteer roles

Provide someone with sight loss with the confidence and guidance they need to gain independence again, by offering sighted guiding in your local area.

Become the office superhero by helping out with administrative duties and supportive tasks in your local office. 

Become part of the drive to campaign for the rights of people living with sight loss, to help them live independently, actively, and well. 

Become a spokesperson for Guide Dogs, through sharing your inspirational connection with Guide Dogs, raising awareness for our organisation. 

Become a Guide Dogs cheerleader, through attending local events and raising the community spirit for event attendees

Support showcasing Guide Dogs services and promoting our brand, through the delivery of creative demonstrations at events.

Provide invaluable support for someone with sight loss, staff, or fellow volunteers, through helping them to get from A to B. 

Find a community volunteer role near you today 

Lewis (left) and Andrew (right) on a bench in front of Beverley Minster

Find out more about what is like to be a community volunteer: hear from Andrew

Andrew previously volunteered as a Puppy Raiser and Breeding Dog Holder, and when he moved to Beverley he volunteered as a My Sighted Guide and was partnered with Lewis.

Andrew said: “We go to the cinema, we’ve had a go a running on the Westwood, we’ve been on a couple of history walks round Hull with an amateur historian friend of mine and have even taken part in a game of boules. And we do quite a lot of talking!

While I’ve always enjoyed supporting the dog-side of Guide Dogs, it’s been great to get involved with a more person-centred role. Being a My Sighted Guide volunteer has really brought an extra dimension to my life - meeting and helping someone beyond my normal circle of activity."  


Frequently asked questions about our community volunteer roles

Get in touch

You can call our volunteering office 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  

0345 143 0191