Roberta leads the way in volunteering
By volunteering at Guide Dogs Tasmania, Roberta is making a direct difference.
You can too, and we’d love to hear from you. We really need your help.
What volunteering is available?
Whether you’re raising or boarding puppies, in the car or office collecting or preparing collection dog money boxes, or helping out occasionally at an event – every puppy (and dollar) we raise will help Tasmanians who are blind or vision impaired.
Roberta has been donating to Guide Dogs Tasmania over a number of years and in 2015 she decided to become even more involved. She heads out each week with her driving buddy, John, to collect some of the 2100 mini dog money boxes in businesses around the state. She’s also made herself available to work with our Public Relations Officer and Ambassador Dog Dexter at community events. Roberta has taken a keen interest in supporting Guide Dogs Tasmania and with her help, we can continue to raise funds (and awareness) for what we do.
Volunteering to help us raise funds:
To learn more about volunteering like Roberta for us in Hobart or Launceston, visit guidedogstas.com.au/how-to-help-us/volunteer/.
And to register your interest, contact us.
Volunteering to help us raise pups:
We are also on the lookout for volunteer Puppy Raisers and Boarders who live within 30 kms of Hobart and Launceston, to help us raise our little bundles of fur into heroes. We provide the food, the equipment, the veterinary care, ongoing and regular advice and training, and the puppy.
You need to be able to provide a range of experiences and exercise, be willing to take advice and follow instructions from our staff, be able to demonstrate strong leadership with a pup, have a fenced yard, have the time available to attend regular sessions and appointments during business hours, and have the capacity to love and care for a pup that will one day soon change someone’s life like you wouldn’t believe.
You can have cats, dogs, alpacas, fish, and school age children. And in all seriousness, we can’t run a Guide Dog program without volunteer Puppy Raisers and Boarders.
We just can’t.
It’s fun, social, and will change your life… almost as much as a Guide Dog changes the life of its handler. We hold free, no obligation information sessions in Launceston and Hobart, so contact us to find out more.
Does any of this sound like you?
If you think you’d like to be part of the action and make a difference with a lead, in a car, or at an event, why not get in touch with us?