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

What could the role involve? • 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 that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers • Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner

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

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.