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Puppies ready to be delivered to their new raiser families.Some partnerships are just meant to be. Not only is this true for GDB alumni and their Guide Dogs, it's true for the entire organization. The partnerships with thousands of passionate volunteers across the country who donate their time, talents and hearts are what make Guide Dogs for the Blind a reality.

Volunteers welcome dogs into their homes; they act as program ambassadors; they help stuff envelopes and stay caught up on filing. If you want to give your time, there's no shortage of ways to help:

How can you help if you don't live near a campus or if puppy raising is not a viable option?

Don't let geography stop you from enjoying a meaningful partnership with Guide Dogs! Since this is an international organization, you can help in your community, wherever you live.

  • Use your professional expertise. If you have skills, abilities or connections that you would be willing to share, GDB would love to hear from you.
  • Represent Guide Dogs in your local area. Volunteers perform a host of jobs in their local areas on GDB's behalf. Some volunteer possibilities to consider include:
    • Manning a booth at a local event
    • Driving a GDB alum
    • Boarding a dog in your home
    • Assisting a local puppy raising club or Alumni Association chapter
    • Giving presentations to schools, organizations and churches in your area
  • Make a suggestion! Find some creative ways to make your volunteer efforts meaningful to you.

Looking for more of a short-term volunteer project?

Guide Dogs regularly participates in activities such as the Week of Caring and other community volunteer days. We would love to work with you to find one-time or short-term projects that could involve your business or civic group. Contact us for details!

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How GDB honors volunteers