Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer getting kisses from black lab.We rely on our amazing volunteers to help with many aspects of our guide and service dog operations.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of any not-for-profit organization, and without the dedication, commitment, and support of these giving individuals, the Guide Dog Foundation could not accomplish our mission.

Last year, our volunteers donated more than 4 million hours of their time to help us serve people with disabilities.

Our volunteer family includes puppy raisers, individuals who act as advisers on our board of directors, work in our kennels, and host events to raise money for our programs.  They help out in the office or transport puppies and adult dogs.  They also go on speaking engagements and lead tours, help serve meals when class is in session, and socialize with students during free time.

Learn more about the many Foundation volunteer opportunities below.  

Celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week - April 18-24. Whether you raise puppies or volunteer in the kennels to spend time with our dogs, assist us when we host classes, transport pups and students when needed, go on speaking engagements, or volunteer at events – you are helping to change lives! Because of your kind and consistent service, we are able to fulfill our mission. Your impact is huge!

So this week, during a time that is so uncertain, on behalf of everyone at the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your time and service!

To each and every one, stay safe and most of all, please know that you are appreciated.

Thank you!