Guide Dogs is a charity which specialises in providing support to people living with sight loss and their families. The charity provide support in a number of different way, through our Guide Dog service, our My Guide service and the Children and Young People Service. We also work with numerous volunteers up and down the country who campaign for changes to be made in their local communities. Also we have made progress in finding new roles for Guide Dogs which aren’t suitable for a Guide Dog role, our Companion Dog service allows these dogs to work with children and families to help develop confidence in a child or young person who is living with sight loss.
You will have the chance to take part in some or all of the following:
· Street collections on ‘flag’ days
· Help on stalls at local events
· Take Collection Boxes to local businesses
· Attending local events organised by Branches or Community Fundraiser and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
· Count donations
· Fundraisers are usually members of the local fundraising group
The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside. We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – we’ve helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence. Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives.
Experience required: · Good communication skills
· Working as part of a team
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: All of our volunteers are giving training prior to starting in their role. They are supported throughout their tenure at Guide Dogs by their volunteer manager
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