Help us build our volunteer team

Coordination / Projects volunteer needed for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in RG41

This opportunity can be shaped by the volunteer who will be able to decide on the number and timing of the hours they will work.

Stuart Pearce (VI) and his My Guide volunteer Richard

Stuart Pearce (VI) and his My Guide volunteer Richard









The main tasks are:

  • building and maintaining an excel spreadsheet with volunteering enquiries and requirements (informal training will be provided if required)
  • advertising volunteering opportunities with local Volunteering Centres across the team’s region, the Guide Dogs’ website, and social media
  • removing advertisements when posts have been filled

These are development potentials for the volunteer:

  • opportunity to be the key person keeping staff members and potential volunteers up to date
  • flexibility to re-word advertisements to try and find the right people
  • a willing candidate could be upskilled to deliver the pre-screening conversation with potential new volunteers
  • training on our tracking system to follow up volunteers who are ‘stuck’ in the process
  • training on our volunteer data base
  • there may be occasions where you have the opportunity to get involved in other areas, such as attending Events

We would like our volunteer to:

  • be a good communicator
  • have good interpersonal skills
  • have a good telephone manner
  • have a knowledge of  Word, Outlook and Excel
  • be able to work as part of a team and independently
  • be flexible
  • be friendly and approachable

The volunteer will:

  • have an opportunity to build experience for your CV
  • have an understanding of how the different parts of Guide Dogs work
Contact person firstname
Contact person's position
Volunteering Consultant
Their phone number?
0118 983 8244
Contact instructions?
Office hours, Mon-Fri 9-5
Location address line 1
130 Wharfedale Road
Line 2
Winnersh Triangle
RG41 5RB

Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Flexible hours, based on volunteer's availability
Task type?
Coordination / Projects
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloPrecise and methodicalSociableCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
Ongoing training and support from Volunteering Consultant, training on excel if required. Volunteer Inductionon on Wednesday 11 May and then Wednesday 14 September
Is support given?
Description of support
Will work alongside Volunteering Consultant, available for queries
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel to and from the Winnersh Centre if required. To be agreed in advance of submitting expenses.
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
2 May 2016