Mini & Model Dog Collectors

Guide Dogs SA & NT

About Guide Dogs SA/NT

At Guide Dogs SA/NT we use our expertise in dogs and vision to promote independence, participation, inclusion and well-being for people with low vision, blindness or specialized support needs.

About the role

The collection dogs are placed in a variety of businesses throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory in metropolitan and country locations. Volunteers follow a sequenced list within an area to complete the scheduled pick-ups in a Guide Dogs SA/NT vehicle where possible (alternative transport arrangements will be agreed upon for regional volunteers). For metropolitan volunteers doing country collection runs, accommodation is provided when country collection runs require an overnight stay.

Volunteers play a vital role in our mini and model dog collection program which raises considerable funds for our organisation.

Key Responsibilities may include:

*To collect mini and model dogs on set routes and run routes through metropolitan and country areas.
*Foster positive relationships with staff, other volunteers and members of the public.
*Enjoy meeting people from a variety of businesses and have good interpersonal skills.
*To encourage businesses to continue to collect donations.
*Take responsibility for own safety and take appropriate remedial action when hazards are observed.
*Comply with all COVID-19 safety precautions including hand hygiene, sanitising and social distancing.
*Use appropriate personal protective equipment as required.

About you

*Good driving/navigational skills.
*Confident driving.
*Must be physically fit – some bending and lifting is involved.
*Willing to conduct collection runs with another volunteer.
*Self-motivated, with the ability to establish credibility and gain the confidence of a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
*Ability to be flexible and readily accommodate change.
*Ability to make sound judgements under pressure and time constraints.
*Ability to maintain confidentiality.
*Good interpersonal skills

A current Driver’s License and Police Clearances will be required (paid by Guide Dogs SA/NT)

For a confidential discussion please call Alison Shields, Program Support Coordinator Individual & Community Fundraising on (08) 8203 8349.

Express interest

  • Location: Adelaide SA
  • Category Community Services

Suitable for

  • Travelling Volunteers


Regular - less than 6 months

Time Required

Available to volunteer up to four days a month, negotiable.


  • Driver's Licence
  • National Police Certificate *

A current Driver’s License and Police Clearances will be required (paid by Guide Dogs SA/NT)

**Please note:**
*It’s important that organisations continue to monitor and follow the advice and guidelines of both State or Territory, and Federal Governments in relation to the latest COVID-19 requirements.
*As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance).
*Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.



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