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Guide Dogs is a charity which provide a wide range of services to support blind and partially sighted people.

Our ambition is for a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and ...

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1–5 hrs/wk
Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Events & festivalFundraising
Health & wellbeingPeople with disabilitiesAnimal welfare
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Summary

Be the key contact for fundraising in your local community to raise money from a variety of activities such as collections, social events and Tea Parties.

Detailed description

What could the role involve?

  • 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
  • Being a passionate local ambassador for Guide Dogs’ work
  • Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers
  • Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner

 

Location: Home based and working in your local area


What skills or experience are required?

  • Able to generate enthusiasm
  • Good communication and team-working skills
  • Able to motivate people


What will I get out of it?

  • Sense of satisfaction in seeing donations generated
  • Work with committed and passionate people
  • Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
  • Make a difference in your local community
  • Opportunity to learn new skills


What support / training will I get?

  • Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
  • Regular and ongoing advice and support from Guide Dogs
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training (for Group and Deputy Group Coordinators)
  • Resources to support fundraising, such as stock to sell
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses in line with Guide Dogs volunteer expenses policy


Will I need to do a Disclosure check?

No


Minimum Age: 18


To apply for this position, please head over to the Guide Dogs website, where you can click 'How you can help' and 'Volunteering for Guide Dogs'.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Guide Dogs South West

Guide Dogs is a charity which provide a wide range of services to support blind and partially sighted people.

Our ambition is for a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full and we will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight, if this was to happen to you, Guide Dogs is there to make sure you receive the help and support you need.

On a daily basis our work transforms the lives of many people, helping them to lead lives of independence and freedom and we wouldn’t be able to do this without the support and dedication of our incredible volunteers.
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