We have a variety of vital Volunteer Roles available at both our Hobart and Launceston locations.
Guide Dogs Tasmania is an Australian Government approved voluntary work organisation.
Collection Dog Program Volunteer Roles
Collection Dog Program – Driving
If you love driving, getting out and about in the community, staying active and meeting new people while representing Guide Dogs Tasmania, this is a great role for you. Duties consist of effective collection and replacement of Collection Dog donations tins across business host sites in weekly scheduled collection runs.
Collection Dog Program – Administration
This is a great role for those that like to work behind the scenes while also providing a vital volunteer role for the Collection Dog program. Duties consist of accurately counting and recording funds received from individual Collection Dog business host sites.
Collection Dog Program – Maintenance
This role is for those with an eye for detail who don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Duties include maintaining the appearance or our iconic Collection Dog donation tins (washing and replacing damaged stickers and security chains). Volunteers support the Collection Dog volunteer driver role by ensuring there is enough clean mini dog collection tins to be used on the following weeks scheduled collection runs.
Events Volunteer Roles
Events and Fundraising Volunteer
Are you a social butterfly, love to meet new people and be actively engaged in your community? This is a great role for those that would enjoy representing Guide Dogs Tasmania by being face to face with our amazing supporters at events and pop up shops. Duties include providing information about our vital programs and services, accurately recording sales of merchandise, donations and donor details, cash handling and retail skills.
Ambassador Dog Handler Volunteer
This role directly supports our events and pop up shops we host in the community. Ambassador Dog Handler duties include attending events with an Ambassador Dog, engaging with the public, promoting our programs, services. Great communication skills are essential for this role. Handlers must be able to undertake dog handling skills training and attend ongoing training sessions. Flexibility to also volunteer as an Events Volunteer in conjunction with this role is highly desirable.
Community Group Talks and Presentations Volunteer
If you have a passion for presenting to large and small groups, promoting education and being an ambassador for Guide Dogs Tasmania this is a great opportunity for you. Guide Dogs Tasmania regularly receive requests to visit community groups and schools as a guest speaker. Ambassador Dog handling skills beneficial but not mandatory for this role.
Puppy Raising Volunteer
Puppy Raising Volunteer
Our incredible Puppy Development Volunteers assist Guide Dogs Tasmania in the rearing of well-behaved and socialised puppies, that can then enter formal training at a suitable age of development.
Dog Boarding Volunteer Roles
Boarders provide temporary care to pups on our program. As a Boarder you will:
- Provide support to the volunteer Puppy Raisers through short-term care of pups within your home.
- Assist in the development of necessary skills of the pups.
- Attend regular training classes and individual walks at various locations with our qualified staff.
Bed & Breakfast Boarder
When the puppy is ready for formal training they will move in with a volunteer called a Bed & Breakfast Boarder. As a B&B Boarder you will:
- Provide a loving home while the young dog is in formal training for a period of about 6 months.
- Be provided with relevant training, support and advice to help maintain consistency and structure for the dog while in your care.
- Live or work close to our offices, as the dog needs to be dropped off to “school” every morning and picked up each afternoon during the working week.
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