Puppy Walking Volunteers wanted!

Puppy Walking Volunteers wanted!

Could you make a difference to people living with sight loss and help train a puppy?

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association are looking for volunteer Puppy Walkers who can look after a puppy in their own home for a year. Find out more about this hugely rewarding and vital role at their drop in information event in the Furlong courtyard on Friday 14th September from 10.30am – 1pm.

Puppy walking is a crucial volunteering role which prepares guide dog puppies for their working life by familiarising them with different environments including the home, towns and public transport. Volunteer Puppy Walkers provide the full-time care and education of a puppy from seven weeks of age until they are between 12 and 14 months old.

Puppy Walking volunteers meet regularly with a supervisor where they look at the progress of the puppy. There are also requirements and procedures that need to be followed. After completing their time with their Puppy Walkers, our puppies move on to a training school where they begin their formal guide dog training.

Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people, gain skills, helps build confidence and happiness levels and adds a positive feel good factor to your life. It can give you new challenges and experiences whilst having fun!

If you would like to find out more about any of their volunteering opportunities, please call their Southampton office on 0118 983 8892 or email Hazel on hazel.kelly@guidedogs.org.uk

To apply to be a Puppy Walker, please click here.