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Guide Dogs need volunteers

By June 29, 2020Volunteering

Every hour, someone in the UK starts to lose their sight-that’s why the charity Guide Dogs need your help! Want to make a difference – Join the Guide Dogs Family of Volunteers

As restrictions ease Guide Dogs are now opening up and as they rely so greatly on their volunteers for support they are currently recruiting for:

Fundraisers in the Hull & Humber Region

Would you like to have fun and help change people’s lives at the same time? There are lots of ways you can raise money for Guide Dogs – from organising an event with friends and family, to taking part in a charity challenge – or even hosting a dogs’ tea party! Your support will help fund vital services that enable thousands of visually impaired people to lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives. You can choose how much time you give to this role and you must be aged 16 or over. You could give five minutes, five days or more.

Puppy Walkers in Selby, Brayton, Barlby , and Howden

Puppy Walkers play a vital role in the early socialisation and education of guide dogs. At about seven weeks of age, puppies start their early training, remaining with you until between 12-16 months of age. They then head off to a training centre to begin their specialised training.

  • You will need to care for, feed and train the puppy. This is very time consuming and – particularly when young – our puppies cannot be left on their own for more than three hours.
  • You will be expected to teach basic obedience commands and you will need a suitable outside area (ideally gravel or pavement) where the puppy can go to the toilet.
  • The puppy must be familiarised with different environments and you will be expected to introduce the puppy to different people, sounds and situations.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in volunteering for them, please contact Linda Conway on 03451430207 or apply directly here (opens in a new tab)

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