Guide Dogs NI


The time commitment can be very flexible, and the Fundraising groups organise events throughout the year

Where we are

Guide Dogs Northern Ireland
Unit 17
18 Heron Road

About the Volunteer Opportunity

What does the role involve?

Assist the local fundraising team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs

You will have the chance to take part in some or all of the following:

  • Street collections on ‘flag’ days
  • Help on stalls at local events
  • Take Collection Boxes to local businesses
  • Attending local events organised by Branches or Community Fundraiser and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
  • Count donations
  • Fundraisers are usually members of the local fundraising group
What skills or experience are required?
  • Good communication skills
  • Working as part of a team
What will I get out of it?
  • A chance to chat with members of the public about Guide Dogs
  • Have fun and a sense of satisfaction taking part in fundraising events and collections
  • Providing support to Guide Dogs to enable it to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people
  • An opportunity to build experience for your CV
  • Fundraisers have the chance to get more involved in organising activities by joining their local committee
What support / training will I get?
  • Regular and ongoing support from your branch and Guide Dogs
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses

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.