Collection Box Coordinator (Orkney)

  • VO99982


Description

In this flexible role as a Collection Box Coordinator, you will be responsible for placing and collecting our iconic Guide Dogs collection boxes around local venues and businesses. Collection boxes raise a huge amount of income for us, so it is a key role.

This is a great role for anyone who has never volunteered before as you do not require any prior knowledge or experience. You will be able to learn new skills while giving back to the community and making new friends! You will learn a lot about visual impairments too which is important knowledge you will have for the rest of your life. It is also a great role for students as the time commitment required is flexible and the role can easily be incorporated into your daily life.

Key activities
• Identifying and placing collection boxes in suitable locations, moving them when needed and keeping track of where your boxes are located.
• Emptying boxes every 3 to 6 months and banking the income.
• Talking to people about how the boxes support Guide Dogs.
• Thanking venues for agreeing to have boxes placed and for the donations received as a result.

Organisation aims and objectives

We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research. There are over 4,950 guide dog owners in the UK. If you are blind or partially sighted, a guide dog could change your life. Find out how we can help you get out and about. My Guide aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about with a sighted guide volunteer and do the things they want to do. We offer a range of services and activities for children and young people and provide valuable advice for parents and teachers.

Restrictions

Experience required: • Be willing to talk to people about Guide Dogs • Effective communication and organisational skills • Be able to work in a team when working with local fundraising group or others.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get a dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us. The role requires 1 hour of training.