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Collection Box Co-ordinator

  • VO80724
  • Home-based volunteering


To place our iconic boxes locally as part of their daily life and every few months tally up the funds before paying them in to Guide Dogs.

The time commitment for this role is flexible and would include spotting opportunities to place boxes during your daily activities.

•Identifying and placing collection 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 three to six 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 Fundraisers

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.











Experience required: •Willingness to talk to people about Guide Dogs •Good communication and organisational skills •Team working when working with a local fundraising group or others
Travel details: Around the local area
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Induction and training are required.

Last updated 3 months ago