Guide Dogs Scotland (Clacks)

Guide Dogs Scotland (Clacks)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038979

The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside.

We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – we’ve helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence.

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives.


Current opportunities

The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside. We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – we’ve helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence. Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives. We are looking for a treasurer for our Clacks fundraising group. This role involves recording income and expenditure of the group, bank funds regularly and keep the members up to date with fundraising income totals. Tasks for the role are: • Maintaining accurate records of all income and expenditure by the Group. • To assign correct Guide Dogs banking codes to all donations. • To bank all funds donated to Guide Dogs promptly. • To complete and issue receipts to donors. • Attend Group meetings and advise members current levels of income and expenditure • Monitor levels of expenditure, ensuring prompt claims for reimbursement of the Float Account. • Ensure that the Float Account does not become overdrawn. • Apply for soft credits and gift aid via your local Mobility Team. • Maintaining records of where Guide Dogs Counter Top Boxes and life sized dogs are placed locally - working with your Group’s Collecting Box Co-Ordinator(s) and submitting the list by December 31st of each year to the Community Fundraiser • To respond to requests made by Guide Dogs Finance department. • Keeping Group fiscal records for 6 years in accordance with HMRC guidelines and to ensure that all Group records are available for the Community Fundraiser, Group members or any other independent examiner as requested by Guide Dogs. To carry out this role, we are looking for someone who has: • Basic maths skills • Confidence handling cash • Able to carry money to undertake the banking of funds. • Enjoys responsibility • To be reliable and trustworthy • Likes to work with other people in a team • Able to use email and spreadsheets We will support this volunteer by: • Regular and ongoing support from local volunteers and Guide Dogs staff • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training • The opportunity to attend ongoing volunteer development training such as sighted guide training (My Guide) • Payment of agreed out of pocket expenses in line with our volunteer expenses policy

The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside. We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – we’ve helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence. Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives. We are looking for Collection Box Volunteers to assist us from their communities, to place our iconic boxes in locations local to them, as part of their every day life. They would then visit sites each few months to change the boxes, and tally up funds before paying them in to Guide Dogs. Tasks included in the role are: • 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 To carry out this role, we are looking for people who have: • Willingness to talk to people about Guide Dogs • Good communication and organisational skills • Team working skills, when working with a local fundraising group or others We will support volunteers with: • Regular and ongoing support from Guide Dogs • Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance • Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role

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My Guide

Did you know that Guide Dogs offers other services too? We have volunteers who help people with sight loss get out and about. This is great for people who don't want a guide dog, but still need a bit of assistance. Ideally, the volunteer would visit once a week and go whereever y… Read more

Could a guide dog change your life?

A guide dog can be a great mobility aid to help someone who is blind of partially sighted gain independence. Did you know: - you don't need to be completely blind to have a guide dog. - you don't need to be registered blind or partially sighted to have a guide dog. - it costs ju… Read more