Charity taking steps to recruit volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of Guide Dogs and for the past 80 years have been raising funds, campaigning and looking after our dogs, and we’re looking for big-hearted souls to continue supporting us by opening up a local branch and looking after our puppies.

Our branch organisers are happy to take the lead and work with other volunteers in organising fundraising activities – everything from street collections to abseiling. If you’re good at motivating others and like a challenge then we want to hear from you.

Are you interested in becoming a puppy walker? Could you give one of our puppies a home for a year? We’re also recruiting for puppy walkers in the area to care for and develop our puppies. Puppy walking is a crucial part of Guide Dogs’ work.

You can contact Gena direct for an informal chat by phoning 07909 935529. You can also get more information on volunteering with Guide Dogs by going to, emailing or calling 0845 3717771.

Emma Murton

(regional volunteering adviser)