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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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Puppy Raisers

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Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Health & wellbeingPeople with disabilitiesAnimal welfare
2 spots left.
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Summary

You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog with someone with sight loss. This is a full-time volunteering role.

Detailed description

What does the role involve?

  • Feeding, training and generally caring for a puppy's needs on a daily basis is time consuming and, particularly when very young, they cannot be left on their own for more than three hours
  • You will develop and care for a puppy as directed by your supervisor and as described in Puppy Walking Policies and Procedures
  • You will familiarise the puppy with many different environments
  • Teaching basic obedience commands

You will need access to a suitable area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, including first thing in the morning and last thing at night

 

Location: Home based


What skills or experience are required?

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Experience of being in an environment around dogs an advantage

 

What will I get out of it?

  • The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home
  • The satisfaction that you have had a pivotal role in providing guide dogs that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else

 

What support / training will I get?

  • Regular and ongoing support from your supervisor
  • Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role

An opportunity to take part in any general Guide Dogs volunteer training that is available locally

 

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

Getting there

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.
2 spots left.
Share opportunity
#43359
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/Guide-Dogs-South-West/opportunities/Puppy-Raisers/43359 to join