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Guide Dogs

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We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children.

Get creative and craft a dog related item!

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Do you want to make the most of this unique time and have fun? Learn a new crafting skill or develop your creativity? You can! Get creative and make something for a good cause... Guide Dogs would love you to make something dog related, which will be given away for a small donation at events, as a way of fundraising and attracting people to volunteer.

The only guidelines are to craft something you can manage, is dog related and follows government guidelines in terms of getting craft items and equipment (many shops selling craft items will be shut, so if you don't have much at home, you could order materials from the internet or ask friends - stay a safe distance and wash your hands). If you are clearing out your closet, you could use old clothes as crafting material.

Here is some links with suggestions of crafted items that you could make. But if you have other ideas of dog related crafted items, you are free to do that!

-           https://barkpost.com/answers/how-to-make-a-t-shirt-dog-toy/

-           https://www.handmadecharlotte.com/diy-shaggy-dog-is-the-easiest-pet-ever/

-           https://www.craftideas.info/html/dog_key_ring_charm_c.html

-           https://www.craftfoxes.com/how_tos/make-pipe-cleaner-pets#_a5y_p=2080461

Share what you have made to the Guide Dogs Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GuideDogsLeedsMobilityTeam

And us the hashtag #GuideDogsFamily when sharing on social media.

What skills do I need?

A willingness to craft!

What will I gain?

Learn or develop a skill Create something to support a good cause Be part of the #GuideDogsFamily Have fun!

Training and support

Follow government guidelines in terms of getting craft items and equipment (many shops selling craft items will be shut, so if you don't have much at home, you could order materials from the internet or ask friends - stay a safe distance and wash your hands) Follow instructions carefully

Food

No

Travel

No

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

No

Location

At home!
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  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
  • Skills and InterestsArt and craft, Creativity, Hands-on tasks
  • Careers and AspirationsThird sector and charity work

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