The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC038979

The objects for which the Association is established are to promote the Health, Equality and Independence of Blind & partially sighted people by:

  1. Promoting guide dogs for the Blind & partially sighted people.
  2. Training & educating Blind & partially sighted people in the use of Guide Dogs.
  3. The relief, prevention & cure of vision impairment.
  4. Providing such services, facilities and activities for the benefit of Blind & partially sighted people as the Association from time to time deems fit.

Current opportunities

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