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

Guide Dogs is a charity which specialises in providing support to people living with sight loss and their families. The charity provide support in a number of different way, through our Guide Dog service, our My Guide service and the Children and Young People Service. We also work with numerous volunteers up and down the country who campaign for changes to be made in their local communities. Also we have made progress in finding new roles for Guide Dogs which aren’t suitable for a Guide Dog role, our Companion Dog service allows these dogs to work with children and families to help develop confidence in a child or young person who is living with sight loss. You will have the chance to take part in some or all of the following: · Street collections on ‘flag’ days · Help on stalls at local events · Take Collection Boxes to local businesses · Attending local events organised by Branches or Community Fundraiser and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!) · Count donations · Fundraisers are usually members of the local fundraising group

Guide Dogs is a charity which specialises in providing support to people living with sight loss and their families. The charity provide support in a number of different way, through our Guide Dog service, our My Guide service and the Children and Young People Service. We also work with numerous volunteers up and down the country who campaign for changes to be made in their local communities. Also we have made progress in finding new roles for Guide Dogs which aren’t suitable for a Guide Dog role, our Companion Dog service allows these dogs to work with children and families to help develop confidence in a child or young person who is living with sight loss. Tasks include: · 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