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Guide Dogs Victoria

Contact

Name: Evan Gordon

Position: General Manager Fundraising

Email: info@guidedogsvictoria.com.au

Address

Private Bag 13

Kew

Melbourne 3101

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Our Mission / Objective

Mission Statement Guide Dogs Victoria is a non-profit organisation that provides training and support services to Victorians who are blind or vision impaired, enabling them to become more independent, better orientated and more mobile within the community. Vision Statement Guide Dogs Victoria will help every Victorian who is blind or vision impaired and seeking assistance with their mobility achieve independence to their fullest potential through the provision of the highest quality training and support.

Our Services

We provide more than just Guide Dogs, with a range of Orientation & Mobility services including Children’s Mobility, Acquired Brain Injury Mobility and Occupational Therapy. All of our services including, Guide Dogs, are provided entirely free of charge to Victorians who are blind or vision impaired.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Karen Hayes, CEO

Names of Board Members

  • RUSSELL A WALKER
  • JOHN RAYNER
  • BETTY AMSDEN OAM
  • IAIN EDWARDS
  • GARY WILLIAMS
  • BRUCE C PORTER
  •  VICKI SHIELDS
  • GRAEME HOUGHTON

Registration Information

ABN

68 004 621 461

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Through a bequest to Guide Dogs Victoria you can provide a legacy with vision. A new life for someone – a life made more fulfilling through your generosity. While you are writing or updating your Will, we hope you consider leaving a gift to Guide Dogs Victoria. As a registered charity that receives minimal government funding, we rely entirely on support from the public to provide our services free of charge. Legacies are an extremely important source of funds that enable thousands of Victorians to have freedom and independence after vision loss. Guide Dogs Victoria is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as an income exempt charitable entity and a deductible gift recipient. Contact us on (03) 9854 4444 for a copy of our brochure and free personal Will profile.

General Donations

Donations can be made online at www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au or by calling 1800 988 626. You may also wish to sponsor a Guide Dog puppy from as little as 83 cents per day.

Other support

At seven weeks of age, puppies bred at Guide Dogs Victoria are placed for one year with families known as Puppy Raisers. Puppy Raisers are dedicated volunteers who commit themselves to socialise the pup in all aspects of socialbehaviour. At the end of this period they face the difficult task of returning their much loved pup to Guide Dogs Victoria for assessment and training. With the support of our highly trained staff, volunteer Puppy Raisers socialise the young pups until they are approx 12-14 months of age. While living with the puppy raising family, the pups will be house trained and learn how to walk correctly on a leash. Puppy Raisers provide the young pups with a wide range of social experiences they are likely to encounter during training and subsequent work as a Guide Dog. Socialisation includes visiting shopping centres, railway stations and city centres.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the work of Guide Dogs Victoria and are always appreciated andrecognised. They help raise Guide Dogs Victoria’s profile and make an enormous difference through their support and involvement with many wonderful initiatives. A variety of work is available for volunteers between the hours of 9am to5pm, Monday to Friday. Some evening and weekend work is available for shopping centre displays, events and recreation programs. No minimum commitment is required, all we need is a little of your spare time. Please note that the minimum age to volunteer is 18 years.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Mission Statement Guide Dogs Victoria is a non-profit organisation that provides training and support services to Victorians who are blind or vision impaired, enabling them to become more independent, better orientated and more mobile within the community. Vision Statement Guide Dogs Victoria will help every Victorian who is blind or vision impaired and seeking assistance with their mobility achieve independence to their fullest potential through the provision of the highest quality training and support.

Our Services

We provide more than just Guide Dogs, with a range of Orientation & Mobility services including Children’s Mobility, Acquired Brain Injury Mobility and Occupational Therapy. All of our services including, Guide Dogs, are provided entirely free of charge to Victorians who are blind or vision impaired.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Karen Hayes, CEO

Names of Board Members

  • RUSSELL A WALKER
  • JOHN RAYNER
  • BETTY AMSDEN OAM
  • IAIN EDWARDS
  • GARY WILLIAMS
  • BRUCE C PORTER
  •  VICKI SHIELDS
  • GRAEME HOUGHTON

Registration Information

ABN

68 004 621 461

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Through a bequest to Guide Dogs Victoria you can provide a legacy with vision. A new life for someone – a life made more fulfilling through your generosity. While you are writing or updating your Will, we hope you consider leaving a gift to Guide Dogs Victoria. As a registered charity that receives minimal government funding, we rely entirely on support from the public to provide our services free of charge. Legacies are an extremely important source of funds that enable thousands of Victorians to have freedom and independence after vision loss. Guide Dogs Victoria is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as an income exempt charitable entity and a deductible gift recipient. Contact us on (03) 9854 4444 for a copy of our brochure and free personal Will profile.

General Donations

Donations can be made online at www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au or by calling 1800 988 626. You may also wish to sponsor a Guide Dog puppy from as little as 83 cents per day.

Other support

At seven weeks of age, puppies bred at Guide Dogs Victoria are placed for one year with families known as Puppy Raisers. Puppy Raisers are dedicated volunteers who commit themselves to socialise the pup in all aspects of socialbehaviour. At the end of this period they face the difficult task of returning their much loved pup to Guide Dogs Victoria for assessment and training. With the support of our highly trained staff, volunteer Puppy Raisers socialise the young pups until they are approx 12-14 months of age. While living with the puppy raising family, the pups will be house trained and learn how to walk correctly on a leash. Puppy Raisers provide the young pups with a wide range of social experiences they are likely to encounter during training and subsequent work as a Guide Dog. Socialisation includes visiting shopping centres, railway stations and city centres.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the work of Guide Dogs Victoria and are always appreciated andrecognised. They help raise Guide Dogs Victoria’s profile and make an enormous difference through their support and involvement with many wonderful initiatives. A variety of work is available for volunteers between the hours of 9am to5pm, Monday to Friday. Some evening and weekend work is available for shopping centre displays, events and recreation programs. No minimum commitment is required, all we need is a little of your spare time. Please note that the minimum age to volunteer is 18 years.

Our Annual Reports

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