Volunteer information point

Welcome!

Welcome to our Volunteer information point - or VIP as we like to call it.

This is where Guide Dogs volunteers can find the latest Guide Dogs news, locate resources related to their volunteer roles and find out how to get in touch. It's a dedicated place for dedicated people.

We’re lucky enough to have over 16,000 people across the UK volunteering for Guide Dogs, who donate approximately 19.5 million hours of their time each year! A massive thank you to you all for all the hard work, commitment and dedication you bring to your roles, as without you, we simply could not provide the same level of support to those people living with sight loss, as we currently do.

To keep up to date with the latest news from Guide Dogs, please look at our newsfeed below.

News

Whether you’re a new volunteer or someone that’s been at Guide Dogs for a while, you will find some useful information in our volunteer welcome pack.

 

Have you checked out the latest edition of Forward Magazine yet? Turn to page 20 and read all about guide dog owner and fundraising volunteer, Elaine, who shares her story about her guide dog Ricky and her journey with the Glasgow City Rollers! If you feel inspired and would like to join your local fundraising group or find out more, contact your local Volunteering Consultant.

 

Guide Dogs are pleased to announce our refreshed organisational strategy, By My Side, which will form the basis of our work for the next five years. As you’ll see from the communication we’re sending all our volunteers this week, we’ve included a couple of videos and a document which should provide you with an overview of our plans for the future. We hope you enjoy them!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your local volunteer voices representative who can bring your query along to their next meeting, taking place in January. You can find their details via your local team.

 

We’re pleased to tell you the One Voice booklet has been published for this year. This document contains up-to-date facts and useful information about our services, campaigns and how people can support us. This information can help staff and volunteers to provide consistent information to the public about the work we do.

 

Our local volunteer awards took place throughout Volunteers’ Week in June to celebrate the outstanding contribution our volunteers make to Guide Dogs. This year we received a record-breaking 685 nominations to recognise the achievement of our volunteers to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss. A huge well done to everyone who was nominated!

To view a list of all the winners visit our Rewards and recognition page.

Applying for paid jobs at Guide Dogs

If you want to work for an organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of people with sight loss, Guide Dogs may have a great opportunity for you.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we actively encourage diversity. The skills and abilities that we are looking for are as diverse as the range of jobs we have to offer. We are committed to fostering talent and supporting your development.

All the current vacancies listed in the document below are available internally only for staff and registered volunteers to apply for. Find the vacancy that you want to apply for in the list of vacancies below. Complete the application form and email it to peopleservicecentre@guidedogs.org.uk