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

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. • 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 Location: Various and local surroundings

To promote, coordinate and mentor volunteer speakers in your community throughout the year What does the role involve? • Coordinating speaker activity in your local area • Liaise with our speakers, local schools and community groups to book sessions and determining the type of session (length, content and activities) that they would be interested in • Signposting schools and groups to fundraising opportunities – particularly Sponsor a Puppy and Name a Puppy, Go Walkies, their school versions and our school’s resources web pages • Gathering feedback on the speaker led session and passing on possible leads to the Community Fundraiser and local fundraising branch

To promote, coordinate and mentor volunteer speakers in your community throughout the year. What does the role involve? • Coordinating speaker activity in your local area • Liaise with our speakers, local schools and community groups to book sessions and determining the type of session (length, content and activities) that they would be interested in • Signposting schools and groups to fundraising opportunities – particularly Sponsor a Puppy and Name a Puppy, Go Walkies, their school versions and our school’s resources web pages • Gathering feedback on the speaker led session and passing on possible leads to the Community Fundraiser and local fundraising branch

What does the role involve? • Letting the group know about new stock items • Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the branch and getting things ready to sell at events • Receive, check and price goods • With your 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 branch members’ homes. • Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate • In January carry out a complete stock take