The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association
Charity registered in Scotland
The objects for which the Association is established are to promote the Health, Equality and Independence of Blind & partially sighted people by:
- Promoting guide dogs for the Blind & partially sighted people.
- Training & educating Blind & partially sighted people in the use of Guide Dogs.
- The relief, prevention & cure of vision impairment.
- Providing such services, facilities and activities for the benefit of Blind & partially sighted people as the Association from time to time deems fit.
You will be required to help at events throughout the year, which could include flag days, helping at stalls at local events, taking collection boxes to local businesses.
You must be a good communicator and enjoy working as part of a team.
We need volunteer/s to place boxes in suitable locations. You must have good communication skills and be able to speak to shop owners, receptionists (wherever the boxes are placed) to tell how the collected money will be used.
Boxes will be emptied every 3-6 months and the money banked. You will be required to write letters of thanks to the hosts of the locations where the boxes are placed.
Assist the local fundraising team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs.
* 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
To give talks and presentations about the work of Guide Dogs within a designated area, in line with the guidelines received at speaker training courses.
What does the role involve?
• Giving talks when requested to local organisations and groups within a 15 mile radius of your home
• Keeping up to date with Guide Dogs news and key messages
• Talks should be natural and enthusiastic, tailored to the audience and following guidelines on current key messages
• Passing any donations given for talks to the Mobility Team as per guidelines
• Attending cheque presentations when requested by the local Mobility Team
• Informing your Mobility Team Support Worker of any requests to do talks using the speaker cards supplied
• Encouraging local organisations and groups to volunteer or fundraise on behalf of Guide Dogs
What will I get out of it?
• Meet a variety of local groups and people
• Enjoy giving information about Guide Dogs’ aims which enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else