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

Join our team during the lead up to Guide Dogs Appeal in October and help us raise more awareness and greater funds to support people living with sight loss. • Guide Dogs Appeal is our flagship fundraising campaign when we encourage people throughout the country to either raise money, donate or take part in our Donate an Hour collection. Our Guide Dogs Appeal Fundraising Ambassadors will support their local Fundraising Team from July until October with the planning, promotion, administration and co-ordination of Guide Dogs Appeal. • Liaising with local businesses, schools and individuals to build relationships and gather their support for Guide Dogs Appeal • Promoting the appeal by distributing posters and attending local events • Helping with recruitment and coordination of volunteers and supporters • Assisting with PR and social media • Providing support to volunteers who are fundraising during the appeal; answering queries and signposting to the relevant staff member • Following guidelines, policies and procedures as required

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

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

Be the key contact for fundraising in your local community to raise money from a variety of activities such as collections, social events and Tea Parties. • Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area • Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy • Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs • Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers • Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area • Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed. • Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner. • Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers.