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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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Fundraising Team Member (Orkney)

Assisting your local fundraising group in organising, promoting, and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs. It costs £58,000 to support one single guide dog throughout its life, so without our amazing Fundraisers raising money for us, we would not be able to provide our life changing services! Did you know that we do not just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently, and well?

Key activities:
• Helping on stalls at local events.
• Taking Collection Boxes to local businesses.
• Manning collections at various venues.
• Attending local events organised by the team and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
• Counting donations.
• Supporting a group of like-minded people planning events and raising money.

What could a volunteer gain from the experience?
• The satisfaction in knowing you are supporting people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.
• An opportunity to build experience in communication and people skills.
• An opportunity to interact with others, including people with Guide Dogs and members of the public.

Experience required

• Good communication skills.
• Personable and able to work as part of a team.
• Be willing to talk to people about the life changing services Guide Dogs provide.

Training details

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. The role requires 1 hour of training.


Minimum age: 18

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