Merchandise Co-ordinator

Guide Dogs NI 


Flexible role to work around volunteer

Where we are

Guide Dogs Northern Ireland
Unit 17
18 Heron Road

About the Volunteer Opportunity

In this role, you will be responsible for ordering and looking after Guide Dogs merchandise.

“I've made so many friends over the years, and whilst I joined to make a difference for others I'm happy to say it's been a very positive experience for me too.” – Jo, Merchandise Coordinator.

What you’ll be doing

Guide Dogs NI rely on volunteers like you to help them improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:

  • Ordering and storing merchandise stock within your home. Ensuring to check and price goods when received.
  • Organising merchandising stalls in your community to sell Guide Dogs branded merchandise.
  • Maintaining appropriate stock levels and completing end of year stock takes.


Ideally you will:

  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to use and have access to email.
  • Have good organisational skills.
  • Have an eye for display/merchandising.
  • Have a vehicle to transport the merchandise.
  • Have space in the house to store the merchandise.

Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get a dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us. You’ll also get:

  • To build experience in stock takes and merchandising.
  • The satisfaction in knowing you are supporting people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.
  • The opportunity to network with a variety of individuals at Guide Dogs.


Training and support

This role has 1 hour of training and then you’ll be ready to go! These modules include:

  • Role specific training.

If you have questions about the training requirements, they can answer these at your interview along with any other support or accessibility
needs you may have.

About the Organisation

When someone loses their sight, Guide Dogs Northern Ireland is there to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.

We want to change the way that sight loss affects people’s lives. To do this, we help everyone with sight loss – and their families – through life-changing mobility services to adults, children and young people with sight loss throughout NI.

We also work to break down barriers by campaigning alongside people living with sight loss to ensure that they can get out and about on their own terms.

So if you’d like to know more about our services, or how you can help make a difference by volunteering, fundraising, donating or campaigning, we’d love to hear from you.

By getting involved, you can be a life-changer.

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Register your interest

Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.