Volunteer Opportunities 

We deeply appreciate our incredible volunteers, who are the lifeblood of our guide and service dog programs. Their unwavering dedication and generosity drive the success of the Guide Dog Foundation.

Within our volunteer community, we have so many ways to get involved. Check them out and join us today! 


 

Puppy raisers provide loving homes for our Foundation puppies until the dogs are old enough to enter our certified training programs. Learn more...

Individuals or families care for an adult breeder dog in their home. Learn more...
 

Help with various office duties during the week.  Volunteers are needed to stuff envelopes, answer phones, data entry and provide support. Learn more...
 

Assist on-site with various activities related to Foundation hosted events. Learn more...
 

 Puppy Camp will provide a temporary home for our puppies in training to become guide or service dogs, for typically 2-3 weeks at a time. Learn more...

Taxi Team volunteers drive Foundation-owned vehicles to transport puppies, dogs and people to various local and long-distance destinations.  Learn more...

Individuals interested in hosting toy drive can collect new durable toys or other items. Our Amazon Wish List is the easiest way for us to accept items. Here is a list of needed donation items. Learn more...

Organize a variety of events from charity paintball tournaments to virtual fundraising online. Learn more...
 
 

Temp home volunteers care for our puppy or adult dog in their home for varying periods. Learn more...

Public speakers represent GDF & AVD at various events and speaking engagements throughout LI & NYC. Learn more...
 

Help stich crate mats and other items for our dogs. Learn more...

Volunteers are needed to serve the students on-campus breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays and weekends. Learn more...
 

Community outreach volunteers spread awareness of our volunteer programs by visiting Long Island businesses and organizations and ask permission to hang puppy raiser recruitment posters. Learn more...