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

How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well? To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you! If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch. What does the role involve? The role of the group coordinator is to be the key contact for the volunteers in their fundraising group and to coordinate them to plan fundraising events and activities. As part of this you’ll attend events that you organise with the group and ensure that fundraising policies and procedures are followed at your events. You’ll also play a key role in building relationships with local businesses and groups, like schools, Brownies, Guides and Scouts groups and community groups, to encourage them to host their own events in support of Guide Dogs and make them aware of things like our Name a Puppy scheme. This role would be great if you have good communication and organisation skills, enjoy meeting new people and getting out and about in your local area. Key responsibilities- • Organising and attending fundraising activities and events • 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 • 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. Please contact VolunteerScotNI@guidedogs.org.uk for more information.

How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well? To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you! If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch. What does the role involve? In this role, you will support the team in delivering safeguarding training to our volunteers and staff members. Key responsibilities: We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include: • Using Guide Dogs standards to deliver safeguarding training for your local team. • Ensuring to keep up to date with best practice for delivering safeguarding training. • Organising dates, times, and locations for safeguarding training with your local team. • Organising training materials for training sessions with your local teams.

How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well? To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you! If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch. What does the role involve? Assisting your local fundraising group in organising, promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs. It costs £58,000 to support one single guide dog throughout it's life, so without our amazing Fundraisers raising money for us, we wouldn't be able to provide our life changing services! Main responsibilities: * Organise and facilitate fundraising events such as street collections, stalls at local fairs, tea parties, garden sales, sponsored events and anything else you can think of! * Attend group meetings * Take collection boxes to local businesses * Keeping track of what we sell on our stalls at events (including the cuddly toys!) * Count donations Please contact VolunteerScotNI@guidedogs.org.uk for more information.

How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well? To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you! If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch. Key Responsibilities: We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include: • Co-delivering sighted guide training to volunteers; either in-person or virtually. • Organising different aspects of the training including booking venues or setting up Zoom links. • Ensuring all training resources are well maintained, accessible and available. • Demonstrating our behaviours to volunteers and within external venues.