Collection Box Co-ordinator

  • VO87385


Description

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.

Availability

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Frequency and commitment details

Role is flexible and can fit in easily with your daily activities so would be great for someone who wanted to volunteer but didn't have much time to give.

Restrictions

Must be able to travel around local area to place and retrieve collection boxes
Experience required: Role would be ideal for someone who likes meeting new people and getting out and about in their local community. You would also have to be confident speaking to new people to help spread the word about Guide Dogs! No prior experience is required, becoming a fundraising volunteer is a great place to start if you've never volunteered before as you'll receive full training from Guide Dogs and be supported by the other volunteers in your group
Travel details: Travel around local area to place and collect boxes
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: When expenses form is submitted and processed. Pre-agreed expenses are covered
Taster details: We do not offer taster sessions but are happy to have a chat about the role before applying to give more information and answer any questions. Please contact Heather.Valentine@guidedogs.org.uk for more information. Please contact Heather.Valentine@guidedogs.org.uk for more information
Training details: Full training and ongoing support is provided. An induction to the organisation as well as role specific training is provided. Volunteers will have a key staff contact for support
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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