Puppy Raiser

  • VO89083
  • Home-based volunteering, One-off volunteering


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.

We are looking for volunteers to look after our puppies in the early stages of their development. You'll provide key early socialization which will equip them with the skills they need to go and and become a future life changer!

For this role you must have-

  • Time - the puppy will stay with you for between 12-14 months and cannot be left alone for more than 3 hours
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • A suitable home to bring up a puppy, ideally with very few stairs to the front door
  • Access to a suitable area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, including first thing in the morning and last thing at night
  • No children under the age of 3

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.

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Frequency and commitment details

Full time for 12-14 months until puppy moves on to formal training

Restrictions

* Must be able to care for a dog full time * A suitable home to bring up a puppy with few stairs to the entrance and a suitable garden * No children under 3
Experience required: * Good communication skills and interpersonal skills. * Experience of being in an environment around dogs an advantage. * Experience using technology to complete online parts of training
Travel details: Travel around local area to socialize puppy and attend puppy classes
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Pre-agreed expenses are paid to volunteers.
Taster details: We do not offer tasters for this role, however, we are happy to discuss the role in more detail and answer any questions that you have. Please contact Heather.Valentine@guidedogs.org.uk for more information.
Training details: You will receive 12 hours training prior to being introduced to your puppy and will have ongoing training and support provided by your Puppy Development Advisor.

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.