Guide Dogs

Charity registered in Scotland SC038979

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.


Current opportunities

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. What does the role involve? The Merchandise Coordinator role involves looking after all of the stock for your group (including the cuddly toys!), ordering more stock when levels get low and organising for it to be transported to fundraising events to be sold! Main Responsibilities- • Letting the group know about new stock items • Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the group and getting things ready to sell at events • Receive, check and price goods • With your group Treasurer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book • Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other group members’ homes. • Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate • In January carry out a complete stock take

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 What does the role involve? The Merchandise Coordinator role requires looking after Guide Dogs merchandise stock for your fundraising group and organising stock to take to events to sell and help raise important funds so we can continue our life changing work! Key responsibilities- • Letting your fundraising group know about new stock items • Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the group and getting things ready to sell at events • Receive, check and price goods • With your group Treasurer volunteer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book • Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other branch members’ homes • Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate • In January carry out a complete stock take This role would be ideal for someone who is organsied and reliable but no prior experience is required for the role so first time volunteers are welcomed! Full training and support is provided for all of our volunteering roles.

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 What does the role involve? The Merchandise Coordinator role requires looking after Guide Dogs merchandise stock for your fundraising group and organising stock to take to events to sell and help raise important funds so we can continue our life changing work! Key responsibilities- • Letting your fundraising group know about new stock items • Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the group and getting things ready to sell at events • Receive, check and price goods • With your group Treasurer volunteer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book • Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other branch members’ homes • Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate • In January carry out a complete stock take This role would be ideal for someone who is organsied and reliable but no prior experience is required for the role so first time volunteers are welcomed! Full training and support is provided for all of our volunteering roles.

We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. We have dogs at various ages and stages of their career who may need temporary accommodation and the need will be dependent on your location and circumstances. In this role your support will include: • Providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for a dog or puppy. • Ensuring the dog or puppy is fed, exercised, and cared for to maintain excellent health. • Using positive reinforcement training techniques to teach or maintain behaviours. • Ensuring the dog is not left alone for more than 4 hours in a 24-hour period. Foster volunteers who care for dogs in training need to drop off and collect their dog from our regional centre in Forfar, Angus. Times are normally Monday to Friday between 8 - 9am and 5 - 6pm. Dogs will stay with our staff in the centre during the day to complete training. In the evenings and at weekends volunteer dog fosterers will keep the dog at home.