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Guide Dogs Scotland (Shetland)

Guide Dogs Scotland (Shetland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038979

We will deliver a world class guide dog service as part of a range of mobility services, and work to break down barriers to ensure people who are blind and partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms.

Current opportunities

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 cuddly toys) / Count donations / Fundraisers are usually members of the local fundraising group.

Identify and place collecting boxes in suitable locations. Talk to shop owner etc at location about how the boxes will help Guide Dogs and what we do. Empty boxes every 3-6months and bank the income through the payin book provided, give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts. Keep a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, dates they are emptied and the dates/amount banked. If boxes aren't collecting much then move to a better location (your supervisor may ask you to do this). Report any stolen boxes. Spot the potential for further fundraising amongst the box holders for community fundraising.

The Name a Puppy Ambassadors build positive relationships, primarily with local companies, explain the Name a Puppy scheme and how it helps Guide Dogs. This may involve promoting the product to management and/or groups of employees. Activities include: Attending appropriate training courses to learn more about the scheme and Guide Dogs, where appropriate. Working with Regional Development Fundraising Manager to organise convenient dates to visit companies and organisations that are interested in Name a Puppy. Organising, setting up and clearning away any promotional materials or information stands. Providing fundraising advice and support to organisations and companies pledging to Name a Puppy in conjunction with the Community Fundraiser and local branch members. Contacting the company representatives directly after the pledge and to thank them on behalf of Guide Dogs.

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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