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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Guide Dogs Merchandise Coordinator

We are Guide Dogs and we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.

We don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for people and families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well

What does the role involve?
The Merchandise Coordinator role requires looking after Guide Dogs merchandise stock for your fundraising group and organising stock to take to events to sell and help raise important funds so we can continue our life changing work!

Key responsibilities-
• Letting your fundraising group know about new stock items
• Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the group and getting things ready to sell at events
• Receive, check and price goods
• With your group Treasurer volunteer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book
• Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other branch members’ homes
• Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate
• In January carry out a complete stock take

This role would be ideal for someone who is organsied and reliable but no prior experience is required for the role so first time volunteers are welcomed! Full training and support is provided for all of our volunteering roles.

Experience required

What skills or experience are required?
• Good communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• E-mail use and access desirable
We always welcome new volunteers as full training is given for all of our roles!

Travel details

This role will involve travelling to pick up merchandise for fundraising events and travelling to and form the events. A car would be useful for the role but is not essential as travel will mainly be around your local area.

Travel expenses

Pre-agreed expenses will be paid to the volunteer in-line with the Guide Dogs expenses policy

Training details

Volunteers will receive initial training for their role and an induction to Guide Dogs. All volunteer will receive ongoing training and support as part of their role through their key staff contact.


Minimum age: 18

Frequency & commitment
Flexible - Mostly weekend

Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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