|Organisation:||Dogs for Good|
|Location:||Various Locations, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 1DQ|
Very flexible – help out as much or as little as suits you.
Dogs for Good trains very special dogs to help adults and children with a variety of disabilities. We also train dogs to support people with learning difficulties and a range of conditions including autism and dementia.
The role of the Fundraising Volunteer is to support the Charity by helping with one-off or regular fundraising and awareness events or activities, which have been co-ordinated by the Charity, a local Fundraising Group, or independently.
As a Fundraising Volunteer you can choose how and how often you would like to help out. You can help us fundraise in a number of ways including:
Attending local fundraising events
Attending supermarket collections
Placing collection tins in local businesses and emptying them regularly
Being a volunteer representative of the Charity in public
Selling Charity merchandise and non-branded goods
Giving out information leaflets and contact details
Setting up and taking down of gazebos, tables and chairs, etc
Counting and reporting income
Liaising with event organisers outside of the Charity.
Since 1988, Dogs for Good has been making life-changing differences for people with disabilities. We support people with complex needs including physical disabilities, autism, dementia and learning disabilities enabling them to lead more independent lives through the help of trained dogs.
Our assistance dogs support both children and adults to provide practical support, enrich daily life and overcome specific challenges.
Our community dogs work alongside a specialist handler in schools and colleges, hospitals and in social care. Over their lifetime, a community dog helps dozens of people to overcome challenges, supporting them to achieve goals such as development of life-skills, overcoming anxiety or engaging with physiotherapy, using techniques known as animal assisted intervention (AAI).
Our Family Dog service offers training, guidance and ongoing support to parents of children on the autism spectrum enabling the whole family to benefit from the unique support a well-trained dog can bring.
We believe dogs are good for us and through a deeper understanding about them we can improve and enhance the lives of both dog and owner.
For volunteers helping at events:
Ability to lift and handle boxes and event equipment
Basic financial skills for giving change and reporting totals of income
Ability to help at weekends and / or evenings.
For all Fundraising Volunteers:
Good people skills and ability to communicate with people of all ages
The opportunity to meet new people and promoting the amazing work our assistance dogs do to the public. Help us raise funds to train more dogs which can change the life of someone living with a disability.
Application form, References