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Volunteer cuddles a baby puppy.Are you looking for an opportunity where you can have a positive impact? Would you enjoy surrounding yourself with others who share your community spirit and commitment to teamwork and philanthropy? Or perhaps you would like to connect with our loveable dogs and puppies? In any case, you've come to the right place.

Our volunteers are part of the family here at Guide Dogs, and the volunteer prospects we offer can satisfy all of the above and more. Our wide variety of more than 65 interesting volunteer job descriptions will give you the opportunity to find a volunteer position perfectly suited to your individual interests and talents at either of our campuses. So please consider joining our team; we're eager to welcome you to the family!


Volunteer opportunities exist with the following departments:

  • Admissions and Graduate Services
  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Breeding
  • Canine Community Programs
  • Development
  • Foster Care
  • Human Resources
  • Kennel
  • Maintenance
  • Marketing
  • Student Residence
  • Training
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Volunteer Department

What are the requirements for becoming a campus volunteer?

  • California campus: Volunteers must meet a minimum age requirement of 16 and commit to one year of service.
  • Oregon campus: Volunteers must meet a minimum age requirement of 16 and commit to one year of service.

How do you apply to become a campus volunteer?

If you meet the requirements above, you are cordially invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation and discover the numerous avenues open to your individual talents. The orientation requires no obligation to volunteer. If you decide you'd like to pursue volunteering after attending the orientation, you will then have the opportunity to fill out a volunteer application and schedule an interview with a member of our Volunteer Department staff. If it is determined that volunteering at Guide Dogs is a match of your skills and interests to our organization's needs, we will coordinate with you an appropriate volunteer job and schedule.

What do volunteer orientations entail? When are they?

California informational group orientations are held on either a Friday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM or Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

The orientations include:

  • A brief overview of our program
  • A screening of the video "Harnessing the Power of Partnership"
  • A discussion of current volunteer opportunities Followed by a 1 hr. campus tour.

Reservations are required for all orientations; please complete our Volunteer Orientation Reservation form. For further information, call us at 800-295-4050 (when you call, please be sure to specify which campus: California or Oregon).

2014 California Campus New Volunteer Orientation Dates

2014 Oregon Campus New Volunteer Orientation Dates

2015 California Campus New Volunteer Orientation Dates

2015 Oregon Campus New Volunteer Orientation Dates

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