Collection Box Coordinator
Collection Box Coordinators are volunteers who place our iconic boxes in shops and businesses in their local area. Every few months you collect these and tally up the funds raised before paying them in to Guide Dogs. This role is very flexible and would include spotting opportunities to place boxes during your daily activities fitting in around your daily life and other commitments that you already have.
What does the role involve?
- Identifying and placing collecting boxes in suitable locations
- Talking to the shop owner, receptionist etc. at the location about how the boxes will help Guide Dogs and what we do
- Emptying boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided. Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts
- Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/amounts banked
- If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location. Your supervisor may also ask you to remove boxes
- Reporting any stolen boxes to the local Mobility Team
- Spotting the potential for further fundraising amongst the box holders for Community Fundraiser
Various and local surroundings
What skills or experience are required?
- Willingness to talk to people about Guide Dogs
- Good communication and organisational skills
- Team working when working with a local fundraising group or others
What will you get out of it?
- Support us to enable more blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
- An opportunity to build experience for your CV
What support / training will you get?
- Regular and ongoing support from Guide Dogs
- Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance
- Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
Our ambition is for a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full and we will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
Every hour, another person in the UK loses their sight, if this was to happen to you, Guide Dogs is there to make sure you receive the help and support you need.
On a daily basis our work transforms the lives of many people, helping them to lead lives of independence and freedom and we wouldn’t be able to do this without the support and dedication of our incredible volunteers.