There are lots of different services on offer, ranging from our most well-known service, the guide dogs, through to children and young people’s services, technology, and our volunteering services such as My Guide. To support the running of these services we have lots of incredible and dedicated volunteers, and in the Plymouth area, we are currently looking for more people to get involved with our fundraising group.
Elizabeth, Fundraising Volunteer, says:
“I volunteer for Guide Dogs to aid the invaluable support this organisation provides for the many blind people in our country. Knowing the huge difference these fantastic dogs make in the lives of their owners is key to my continuing support and knowing that it is only fundraising and generous donations that keep Guide Dogs alive and well.”
Pam Gratton, Community Fundraising Development Officer, says:
“Many of our volunteers say that volunteering with Guide Dogs has given them the opportunity to connect with their local community whilst making a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.”
Whether someone has an hour a week, month or year, the group has room for anyone interested in getting involved. Roles include collection box coordinators and general fundraisers, along with key roles such as Group Treasurer. Full training and support is provided and all our volunteers enjoy being part of their group and making a real difference to people living with sight loss. To apply go to www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteer or call the local team on 0345 143 0204.
Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight and if this happens to you, Guide Dogs is there to make sure you don’t lose your freedom as well.
We want everyone who experiences sight loss to be able to live their lives the way they choose and feel confident, independent and supported in the world. A UK-wide charity, we’re specialists in giving people who are blind or partially sighted the means to live life on their own terms and to step out into the world again. Find out more at guidedogs.org.uk. To help us continue our life-changing work, we rely on donations from individuals. There are almost two million people in the UK living with sight loss today, a number which is predicted to double to four million by 2050.