Guide Dogs Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC038979

We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.

There are over 4,950 guide dog owners in the UK. If you are blind or partially sighted, a guide dog could change your life. Find out how we can help you get out and about.

My Guide aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about with a sighted guide volunteer and do the things they want to do.

We offer a range of services and activities for children and young people and provide valuable advice for parents and teachers.

Current opportunities

As a key member of the local fundraising branch you'll need to look after counting and banking the money raised through the group fundraising activities. Fundraising groups organise events throughout the year. What does the role involve? •Counting and banking monies raised through the fundraising group •Ensuring that all monies raised or received by your group are paid into the Guide Dogs bank account as soon as possible in line with Guide Dogs policy and ensure that receipts and thank you letters are issued •Maintain accurate records of all money raised and spent •Keep the group up to date with the funds raised •Checking the monthly income and expenditure statements •Monitor levels of expenditure and making claims when appropriate •Maintaining records of where collecting boxes and life-sized boxes are placed locally (working with the Collecting Box Coordinator where available) •Your work will show how much your group is raising to support blind and visually impaired people

Fundraising involves helping Guide Dogs raise money through events. Our fundraisers are normally members of their local fundraising group. You will have the chance to take part in some – or all – of the following: •Supermarket collections •Helping us on stalls at local events •Delivering collection boxes to local businesses

• Ordering all trading goods for the branch and getting things ready to sell at events • Letting the group know about new stock items • Keeping an eye on stock levels • Receive, check and price goods • With your Treasurer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book • Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other branch members’ homes. • In January carry out a complete stock take

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