The Donegal Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) is holding a volunteer recruitment evening next month.
The organisers hope to encourage more people to give their time to support the work of the charity which provides Guide Dogs to those who are vision impaired.
IGDB also provides Assistance Dogs to the families of children with autism.
The evening will be an opportunity to find out more about the work of the charity, the type of fundraising activities involved and to meet the local branch of volunteers (and their dogs!).
“We have over 60 teams of fundraising volunteers located all over the country, many through our branch network,” an IGDB spokesperson said.
These teams plan and run a variety of fundraising events in their local communities including street collections, shopping centre table sales of gift items, raffle ticket sales, donation box distribution and collection, church gate collections, fun sponsored events and sports, table quizzes, golf classics, dinner dances and much, much more.
“We are always looking for new ideas,” the spokesperson added.
“Our dogs are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with vision impairment and families of children with autism. Now you can too.”
Join the IGDB if you’re interested in being part of a community which collectively strives to empower others to actively engage and participate in every aspect of their lives.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
- Experience of planning a project
- Opportunity to meet and exceed the goals you set yourself
- Be part of a dynamic organisation and meet new people
- Make a difference to an important charity
- Discover new talents you didn’t know you had
If interested, please come along to the volunteer event at Letterkenny Community Centre at 7pm on Monday 3rd October or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Donegal’ as the subject line.
To find out more please visit www.guidedogs.ie