We want you to get to know the PAWsome humans that make the work we do possible! So, meet  Clonmel/Waterford Volunteer branch member Pamela Johnson!

Who are you and Where do you volunteer?

I am Pamela Johnson, living in Co Tipperary and 76 years young. I’m a member of the Clonmel / Waterford Volunteer Fundraising branch.

In what ways do you volunteer for us?

I have been involved in lots of different ways since I began volunteering with Irish Guide Dogs.

I was a Puppy Raiser for 4 puppies, I’m currently a Breeding Dog Volunteer and I have breeding dog Nell and we have helped rear her 20 puppies! As well as that I also help carry out over 30 fundraising events each year and take part in the Irish Guide Dogs education and awareness programmes for young people at school and schools for children with autism. One of my fundraising highlights was taking part in the Italian Camino in aid of Irish Guide Dogs in 2017.

How long have you been volunteering for Irish Guide Dogs?

I have been volunteering with Irish Guide Dogs for 10 years and I enjoy every minute of it.

Why do you fund raise for Irish Guide Dogs?

I have a passion for dogs and seeing first-hand the huge positive impact on the lives of visually impaired and the families of children with autism makes it worth while!

Pamela – right – at a Volunteer Thank You Day in 2016

What’s the best thing about volunteering with Irish Guide Dogs?

Working passionately with a likeminded team of fundraising colleagues who I am privileged to call friends.