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Guide Dogs-West Dunbartonshire

Guide Dogs-West Dunbartonshire

Charity registered in Scotland SC038979

Current opportunities

Role involves: • 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

• 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

What does the role involve? 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

What does the role involve? • Counting and banking monies raised through the fundraising group • Ensuring that money raised or received by your group is paid into the Guide Dogs bank account ASAP in line with Guide Dogs policy and ensure that receipts and thank you letters are issued • Maintain accurate records of all money raised and spent • Keep the group up to date with the funds raised • Checking the monthly income and expenditure statements • Monitor levels of expenditure and making claims when appropriate • Maintaining records of where collecting boxes and life-sized boxes are place locally (working with the Collecting Box Coordinator where available) Your work will show how much your group is raising to support blind and visually impaired people

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