• To give talks when requested to local organisations and groups within a 15 mile radius of the your home
• Keeping up to date with Guide Dogs news and key messages
• Talks should be natural and enthusiastic, tailored to the audience and following guidelines on current key messages
• Passing any donations given for talks to the Mobility Team as per guidelines
• Attending cheque presentations when requested by the local Mobility Team
• Informing your Mobility Team Support Worker of any requests to do talks using the speaker cards supplied
• Encouraging local organisations and groups to volunteer or fundraise on behalf of Guide Dogs
• 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
• Empting 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
• Spotting the potential for further fundraising amongst the box holders for Community Fundraiser
Dog Foster Carer
The Freedom Project is a free fostering service for dogs belonging to people fleeing from domestic abuse. Families fleeing domestic abuse are usually unable to take their pets with them into a refuge so in many cases they are reluctant to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their pets. Dogs Trust, alongside other pets fostering services in the UK, offers a solution.
We always need volunteers living in the Central Belt of Scotland to become foster carers and we think there are many fantastic benefits to being part of the Freedom Project:
-The enjoyment of caring for a dog without the lifetime commitment
-You will be helping a family and their dog to escape from an abusive home
-Walking a dog is a fantastic way to exercise and keep fit and healthy
-Dogs are a great talking point and a way to get out and meet new people
-You’ll receive ongoing advice and support from our friendly Freedom Project staff
-Dogs Trust covers all food, expenses and veterinary bills
Without the help and support of our dedicated volunteer foster carers, we wouldn't be able to run the Freedom Project.
If you are interested in applying to become a foster carer for the Freedom Project, please complete our online enquiry form and we will send you an application form and information pack so you can find more about what it means to be a volunteer foster carer. We may also give you a call to chat about the project and whether the opportunity is right for you.
It usually takes up to 3 weeks to become a registered volunteer.
This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as providing ongoing support, where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.