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 lovable dogs and puppies? In any case, you have come to the right place.
Our volunteers are part of the family here at Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the volunteer opportunities 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 chance to find a volunteer position perfectly suited to your individual interests and talents at either of our campuses.
Volunteer opportunities exist in a variety of departments, and serve our clients, our dogs, and our administrative offices.
So please consider joining our team; we're eager to welcome you to the family!
*Campus volunteers must meet a minimum age requirement of 18 and commit to one year of service.
Guide Dogs for the Blind has more than 700 volunteers on our two campuses.
Campus volunteers must meet a minimum age requirement of 18 and commit to one year of service.
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 complete a volunteer application and schedule an interview with a member of our Volunteer Department staff. If it is determined that volunteering at GDB is a match of your skills and interests to our organization's needs, we will coordinate with you an appropriate volunteer job and schedule.
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 one-hour 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).
Campus Volunteer Orientations
Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety precautions at GDB
Guide Dogs for the Blind is committed to the health and wellness of our staff, clients, volunteers, and guests. With that in mind, we are implementing initial safety precautions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are limiting visitors to our facilities. At this time, we are cancelling all volunteer orientations until further notice at both of our campuses.
We will continue to monitor our need for this restriction and adjust accordingly. Thank you for your understanding, and please continue to check this page for the latest developments and updates.