Guide Dogs Collection Box Coordinator

  • VO86190
  • Home-based volunteering


We are Guide Dogs and we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.

We don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for people and families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well.

What does the role involve?
Placing our iconic dog-shaped collection boxes locally in shops and businesses and counting up the funds every few months before paying them in to Guide Dogs.

Key responsibilities-
• Identifying and placing collecting boxes in suitable locations
• Talking to the shop owner, receptionist etc. at the location about how the boxes will help Guide Dogs and what we do
• Emptying boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided. Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts
• Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/amounts banked
• If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location. Your supervisor may also ask you to remove boxes
• Reporting any stolen boxes to the local Mobility Team

Organisation aims and objectives

Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.










Frequency and commitment details

The time required for this role is flexible as boxes can be placed when going about your daily life.


Experience required: This role would be great if you have never volunteered before! You'll receive full training and support and we're always looking for new Collection Box Coordinators to place boxes in their local area to help us increase our reach and raise more funds to carry on our life changing work.
Travel details: Travel around local area to place and collect the boxes.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Pre-Agreed expenses are covered.
Taster details: We're happy to have a chat with you about the role before applying to give you a bit more information and let you ask any questions that you might have! Please contact for more information.
Training details: Full training and ongoing support is provided. Volunteer receive training for their specific role and an induction to Guide Dogs. Volunteers will have a key staff contact for support.