Kennel volunteers give out Kongs in the kennel. Kennel volunteers socialize our dogs by visiting them in and out of their kennel runs and brushing them daily. Advanced volunteers free-run dogs in the outdoor play yards. We require a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month for 12 consecutive months. Each volunteer must successfully complete the mandatory volunteer orientation and Level 1 training. Volunteers can advance to Level 2 and 3 by successfully passing reviews at each level. The wait to become a kennel volunteer could be 10 months or more.  Due to space limitations, only individuals can volunteer in the kennel.
 
Hours of Volunteering: 11am - 4pm, every day.

Requirements:  Must be 16 years old, have an active email account, follow instruction, pay attention to detail, work independently (or with a job coach) in a structured environment, physically capable of bending and standing for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time, lifting and carrying 20 lbs. Must volunteer minimum of 4 hours/month for a year. Volunteers 16-18 years old must provide the signed parental consent form. 

Questions? Contact Alicia Wyckoff, Canine Care Representative, at Alicia@GuideDog.org. Please check out our other opportunities while you wait for kennel volunteering. Our greatest need is for puppy raising, temp homes and taxi team.

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