Collection Box Co-ordinator
Guide Dogs NI
About the Volunteer Opportunity
To place our iconic boxes locally as part of their daily life and every few months tally up the funds before paying them in to Guide Dogs.
What does the role involve?
- Identifying and placing collecting boxes in suitable locations
- Talking to the shop owner, receptionist etc. at the location about how the boxes will help Guide Dogs and what we do
- Emptying boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided. Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts
- Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/amounts banked
- If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location. Your supervisor may also ask you to remove boxes
- Reporting any stolen boxes to the local Mobility Team
- Spotting the potential for further fundraising amongst the box holders for Community Fundraiser
What skills or experience are required?
- Willingness to talk to people about Guide Dogs
- Good communication and organisational skills
Team working when working with a local fundraising group or others
What will I get out of it?
- Support us to enable more blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
- An opportunity to build experience for your CV
What support / training will I get?
- Regular and ongoing support from Guide Dogs
- Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance
- Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
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.