Regular Help?

Guide Dogs - Maintenance assistant

To assist with appropriate maintenance activities including erection, dismantling and repair of spending pens for Guide Dog Owners, basic inspection of fleet vehicles and/or valeting and general maintenance tasks as requested.

 

What's involved?

  • Erecting, dismantling and repairing spending pens for Guide Dog Owners
  • Carry out general maintenance in the office when required such as the repair of collection boxes
  • Assistance at key mobility team events such as stakeholder days when equipment such as gazebos may need erecting
  • Monthly basic fleet vehicle inspection e.g. tyre pressure, water and oil levels

 

Location: Your local Guide Dogs site and/or travel within the local area

What skills or experience are required?

  • A good practical experience of maintenance and practical tasks
  • The ability to lay flagstone dog runs is desirable but not essential
  • The ability to follow set instructions and procedures for tasks in accordance with Guide Dogs Health and Safety Policies and procedures
  • The ability to undertake some tasks that involve manual labour

 

Why get involved?

  • You will help the mobility team to provide an effective service to Guide Dogs Owners
  • Meeting a variety of people
  • Enjoy using your DIY and maintenance skills to help a charity
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses in line with Guide Dogs volunteering policy

 

What support / training will I get?

  • Regular and ongoing support from your supervisor
  • Support, information, training and resources to enable you to undertake your role safely and effectively
  • Payment of all out of pocket expenses
  • The equipment and resources to carry out the tasks
  • Training and resources for carrying out vehicle checks

 

Will I need to do a Disclosure check?

Not for this volunteer role

Minimum Age: 16

How to get involved?

For those interested, please head over to out website at Volunteering Opportunities | Guide Dogs or for questions and queries, contact your local Volunteer Coordinator at patrycja.janecka@guidedogs.org.uk

Ideal Skills

  • Maintenance and Repair
  • DIY

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Farms/animals
  • Sight Loss
  • Animals

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