The charity Guide Dogs

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Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, we're here to make sure they don't lose their freedom as well. Guide Dogs provides a range of mobility services and works to break down barriers so that people with sight loss get out and about on their own terms. We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. Working and volunteering at Guide Dogs changes the lives of people with sight loss and it can change your life too. You’ll learn new skills, meet new people and above all you’ll know that you’re making a difference. Through the values that guide our work, we change lives.

The charity Guide Dogs Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Oct 10, 2017
Volunteer
Guide Dogs is virtually reliant on donations from the public and gifts in wills to fund our life changing services. Our fundraising volunteers are essential to us bringing in these vital funds. Fundraising is not just shaking a tin (although we do need people to do this!) You can also help to organise and support events, sell Guide Dogs branded goods, assist with the organisation of our annual Guide Dogs Week and help with promotions and publicity. The Guide Dogs fundraising community is friendly and welcoming so as you raise vital funds you will have the opportunity to meet new people and volunteer in some interesting places.
The charity Guide Dogs Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 10, 2017
Volunteer
Our volunteer drivers transport people, dogs and equipment around the region. Our most regular 'ask' is to take guide dogs and their owners to the vet. You will need a car that can accommodate a retriever/labrador sized dog (we like our dogs to travel in the boot space with a guard or on the back seat with a car harness) and have availability during the working week as well as 'out of hours'. Full travel expenses are provided as is comprehensive training. Because drivers may be working with our service users and dogs we ask them to undertake a DBS check, safeguarding course and dog handling training.
The charity Guide Dogs Morpeth, United Kingdom
Oct 10, 2017
Volunteer
Volunteer Puppy Walkers take guide dog pups into their homes to care for them, socialize them and familiarize them with basic commands. You will have the puppy from the age of 7 weeks until approximately 14 months and will not be able to leave them alone for more than 3 hours, less when they are really young. You'll also need a private enclosed garden or yard and a hard area for the pup to do its business. The role requires patience and commitment but it is hugely rewarding to know that you have nurtured a puppy that will go on to be a true life changer. You will have comprehensive training, the opportunity to attend a monthly puppy class and support from a volunteer mentor and your fellow puppy walkers. The puppy walking community is very welcoming, friendly and sociable so as well as having the companionship of a beautiful dog you will also meet new people and get lots of fresh air and walks! Previous experience with dogs is not required but you will need to commitment to following Guide Dogs directions.  Guide Dogs provides food and vets bills
The charity Guide Dogs Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom,
Oct 10, 2017
Volunteer
Volunteer Puppy Walkers take guide dog pups into their homes to care for them, socialize them and familiarize them with basic commands. You will have the puppy from the age of 7 weeks until approximately 14 months and will not be able to leave them alone for more than 3 hours, less when they are really young. You'll also need a private enclosed garden or yard and a hard area for the pup to do its business. The role requires patience and commitment but it is hugely rewarding to know that you have nurtured a puppy that will go on to be a true life changer. You will have comprehensive training, the opportunity to attend a monthly puppy class and support from a volunteer mentor and your fellow puppy walkers. The puppy walking community is very welcoming, friendly and sociable so as well as having the companionship of a beautiful dog you will also meet new people and get lots of fresh air and walks! Previous experience with dogs is not required but you will need to commitment to following Guide Dogs directions.  Guide Dogs provides food and vets bills
The charity Guide Dogs Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire - Home Based
Oct 10, 2017
Full time
An exciting opportunity has presented itself to become an integral member of the Nottingham Mobility Team. This team covers the counties of South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. As a My Guide Volunteer Officer within the Nottingham Mobility Team you will be accountable for recruitment, training, support and evaluation of all volunteers necessary to support the My Guide Service. Within this role you will be responsible for; •    Volunteer Recruitment •    Training Delivery •    Volunteer Management and development Key Requirements for this role include; •    Proven experience of volunteer management and development •    Strong training and presentation skills •    Recent and relevant experience of working within the children/vulnerable adults sector. •    Eligibility to work in the UK Please refer to the Job description below for more information. Role details: 35 hours, permanent contract. Interview dates: 9th and 10th November As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check. The My Guide Service aims to support blind and partially sighted people to get out and about and do the things they want to do. More information can be found on our website; http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/services/my-guide Working at Guide Dogs Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives. We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs. As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan. For more information on this role and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below. To apply for this position, please use the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications. Diversity Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. Safeguarding Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We expect all of our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
The charity Guide Dogs Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Oct 10, 2017
Volunteer
Volunteer Puppy Walkers take guide dog pups into their homes to care for them, socialize them and familiarize them with basic commands. You will have the puppy from the age of 7 weeks until approximately 14 months and will not be able to leave them alone for more than 3 hours, less when they are really young. You'll also need a private enclosed garden or yard and a hard area for the pup to do its business. The role requires patience and commitment but it is hugely rewarding to know that you have nurtured a puppy that will go on to be a true life changer. You will have comprehensive training, the opportunity to attend a monthly puppy class and support from a volunteer mentor and your fellow puppy walkers. The puppy walking community is very welcoming, friendly and sociable so as well as having the companionship of a beautiful dog you will also meet new people and get lots of fresh air and walks! Previous experience with dogs is not required but you will need to commitment to following Guide Dogs directions.  Guide Dogs provides food, covers vets bills and provides an allowance for puppy toys and other basic equipment
The charity Guide Dogs Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 10, 2017
Volunteer
A volunteer trainer is needed in our My Guide team to assist with the delivery of training to our new sighted buddies and expand our capacity for training to monthly sessions. Sighted buddies guide a person with sight loss to do something they need to or enjoy doing and you will train them to ensure that they comfortable, confident and safe when they do their role. Any experience of delivering courses with a practical content would be an advantage but it's not essential as you will comprehensive extensive training and ongoing support. What is essential is that you are friendly, outgoing, a good communicator and have some availability during the working week.  This role might particularly suit someone seeking a career in training or teaching or wishing to build experience of working in a professional environment. However, a commitment to delivering high quality training and supporting people with sight loss to reach their goals is key to this role
The charity Guide Dogs Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 10, 2017
Volunteer
This role is key to developing Guide Dogs presence in the local community by coordinating our growing speaker scheme. Our speakers go into the local community to spread the word about the life changing work of Guide Dogs. You would help match speakers to speaker requests and then liaison between them and the venue by phone and email making sure everything runs smoothly. You'd also keep an accurate record of where our speakers have visited and collate feedback from both the speaker and community group. You'd be volunteering in our friendly team in the Newcastle Office for the equivalent of 2 half days a week. Training in our data and recording systems will be given but it's essential that you can use excel, word and outlook and have a good phone manner. This role could suit someone wishing to build their confidence to return to work after a break, someone who wishes to build their practical office skills for their CV or simply someone who wants to join a great team that is making a difference to the lives of people with sight loss
The charity Guide Dogs
Oct 06, 2017
Volunteer
My Guide is a service that enables people with sight loss to get out and about. The volunteer role of being a sighted guide, is to support a person with sight loss to safely navigate the environment, building self-confidence and increasing social interaction; whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence. A My Guide donates approximately two-three hours each week (days flexible) to assist and support a person in a safe manner as they try to achieve their mobility goals. These goals could be as simple as wanting to go to a coffee shop once a week to build up confidence of being out and about or as detailed as needing to get more familiar with a walking route to a train station to become more independent with travel.   The length of a My Guide partnership is flexible based on the goals and needs of the service user. Each partnership is unique, with some lasting a couple of months, while others are on a more longer term basis.
The charity Guide Dogs Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Oct 06, 2017
Volunteer
My Guide is a service that enables people with sight loss to get out and about. The volunteer role of being a sighted guide, is to support a person with sight loss to safely navigate the environment, building self-confidence and increasing social interaction; whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence. A My Guide donates approximately two-three hours each week (days flexible) to assist and support a person in a safe manner as they try to achieve their mobility goals. These goals could be as simple as wanting to go to a coffee shop once a week to build up confidence of being out and about or as detailed as needing to get more familiar with a walking route to a train station to become more independent with travel.   The length of a My Guide partnership is flexible based on the goals and needs of the service user. Each partnership is unique, with some lasting a couple of months, while others are on a more longer term basis.
The charity Guide Dogs Peterborough, United Kingdom
Oct 06, 2017
Volunteer
We are looking for volunteer Fundraisers in the Peterborough area!  With a few events to get involved in each year along with our Fundraising Group we can offer flexibility and fun while helping a great cause! Whether it be collecting at supermarkets, running stalls at local events or getting out and creating new fundraising opportunities yourself you will be really helping to make a difference to the lives of people living with sight loss. Commit just a few hours or more, whatever you want to do is fine with us! 
The charity Guide Dogs oxfordshire
Oct 06, 2017
Volunteer
We are seeking people who would be able to look after a guide dog puppy full time (7 days per week) for a long term basis – each puppy is homed from 7 weeks until they are approximately 14 months of age. 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
The charity Guide Dogs Beverley, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Oct 06, 2017
Volunteer
Trainee guide dog seeks temporary accommodation in Beverley!  Do you know that most of the guide dogs that you see in the East Riding, York, Selby and the whole of Lincolnshire are trained in Beverley?  Our dogs love their work but they also love their down time so this is where you come in.   We are looking for committed volunteers to give temporary homes to the dogs that are undergoing training, a bit like a bed and breakfast hotel for them.  Boarders are needed for anything from 10 weeks to 26 weeks, overnight and at weekends.  The dog will need to be dropped off each morning at work (our office in Beverley) before 9.15 am and then picked up at the end of the day before 5.15pm.   This is a fantastic opportunity to have the benefits of caring for a dog without the full-time responsibility. The added bonus for you is knowing that you have been a key part in changing someone’s future by helping our trainee dogs become active working guide dogs.   Full training, support, food and equipment is provided.  The role is subject to suitable references and a home visit.  Guide Dogs know that every hour, another person in the UK goes blind.  When someone loses their sight, we’re here to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.  If you would like more details about the role please email hull@guidedogs.org.uk or Samantha.bradley@guidedogs.org.uk telephone 07825 905903/0118 983 8753.
The charity Guide Dogs East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Oct 06, 2017
Volunteer
Would you like to make a real practical difference to someone living with sight loss? The charity Guide Dogs are currently seeking volunteers across the East Riding to do just that as part of their ground breaking My Guide scheme.   My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs to support people who are living with sight loss to get out and about, to do the things they want to do. Volunteers are trained to be “sighted guides” to help people with activities such as browsing shops and visiting cafes, going to the gym or cinema or just getting out the house for a nice walk.   This exciting and fulfilling volunteering opportunity would suit someone who likes to get out and about and could spare 2 to 3 hours a week. Full My Guide training and ongoing support and supervision are provided. Volunteers must be 18+ and would require a DBS check. This project is being supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council through a Connecting Communities Grant.
The charity Guide Dogs Windermere, United Kingdom
Oct 05, 2017
Volunteer
We need sociable and friendly people to be a guiding arm and eyes for someone with sight loss, so they can get out into the local community doing a range of activities as part of our My Guide service. Paired with someone with similar interests, for a pre agreed period of time, you will provide a safe, guiding arm to support someone with sight loss to do the sociable fun things that will help them live life to the fullest. This can include activities ranging from a cuppa and chat, to swimming, the gym, knit and natter, theatre, sports events to visiting areas of local interest. The role is flexible but we ask you to commit to the equivalent of 2-3 hours a week for about 6 months
The charity Guide Dogs Seaham, United Kingdom
Oct 05, 2017
Volunteer
We need sociable and friendly people to be a guiding arm and eyes for someone with sight loss, so they can get out into the local community doing a range of activities as part of our My Guide service. Paired with someone with similar interests, for a pre agreed period of time, you will provide a safe, guiding arm to support someone with sight loss to do the sociable fun things that will help them live life to the fullest. This can include activities ranging from a cuppa and chat, to swimming, the gym, knit and natter, theatre, sports events to visiting areas of local interest. The role is flexible but we ask you to commit to the equivalent of 2-3 hours a week for about 6 months
The charity Guide Dogs Darlington, United Kingdom
Oct 05, 2017
Volunteer
We need sociable and friendly people to be a guiding arm and eyes for someone with sight loss, so they can get out into the local community doing a range of activities as part of our My Guide service. Paired with someone with similar interests, for a pre agreed period of time, you will provide a safe, guiding arm to support someone with sight loss to do the sociable fun things that will help them live life to the fullest. This can include activities ranging from a cuppa and chat, to swimming, the gym, knit and natter, theatre, sports events to visiting areas of local interest. The role is flexible but we ask you to commit to the equivalent of 2-3 hours a week for about 6 months
The charity Guide Dogs Carlisle, United Kingdom
Oct 05, 2017
Volunteer
We need sociable and friendly people to be a guiding arm and eyes for someone with sight loss, so they can get out into the local community doing a range of activities as part of our My Guide service. Paired with someone with similar interests, for a pre agreed period of time, you will provide a safe, guiding arm to support someone with sight loss to do the sociable fun things that will help them live life to the fullest. This can include activities ranging from a cuppa and chat, to swimming, the gym, knit and natter, theatre, sports events to visiting areas of local interest. The role is flexible but we ask you to commit to the equivalent of 2-3 hours a week for about 6 months
The charity Guide Dogs Wigton, United Kingdom
Oct 05, 2017
Volunteer
We need sociable and friendly people to be a guiding arm and eyes for someone with sight loss, so they can get out into the local community doing a range of activities as part of our My Guide service. Paired with someone with similar interests, for a pre agreed period of time, you will provide a safe, guiding arm to support someone with sight loss to do the sociable fun things that will help them live life to the fullest. This can include activities ranging from a cuppa and chat, to swimming, the gym, knit and natter, theatre, sports events to visiting areas of local interest. The role is flexible but we ask you to commit to the equivalent of 2-3 hours a week for about 6 months