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Guide Dogs
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
Address where volunteering takes place: 5 Phoenix Place Nottingham NG8 6BA  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

Socialising a puppy for 1 year in your own home, getting it used to everyday situations and activities in preparation for its later training for life with a visually impaired person

Role Description:

Puppy walking is an essential element in the development of a future guide dog. Volunteer puppy walkers take a puppy into their homes for just over one year, getting it used to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association provides food for the puppy and meets vet bills. Puppy Walkers give their puppy a firm foundation for its later training and life with a visually impaired person.

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Skills and Qualifications:

Over 18 years
At home most of the day (part time workers considered)
Secure garden/yard
Can commit a year of your time and enthusiasm to rear a puppy the guide dog way.

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:


Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No

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