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Volunteering Overview

Learn about the various ways you can volunteer to support Guide Dogs for the Blind's life-changing mission.

Some partnerships are just meant to be. Not only is this true for Guide Dogs for the Blind's clients and their guide dogs or K9 Buddies, it's true throughout our entire organization. The partnerships with thousands of passionate volunteers who donate their time, talents, and hearts are what make Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) a reality.

Volunteers welcome dogs into their homes; act as program ambassadors; provide administrative assistance to many departments, and support the mission in myriad ways. If you want to give your time, there's no shortage of ways to help. Explore the many options, and decide what interests you most, and then get in touch.

There are many ways to make a lasting impact

A mother and daughter kneel next to a yellow Lab guide dog puppy.

Raise a future canine hero (10 western states).

Puppy Raising Volunteers
Gift shop volunteer, Laura holds bags full of GDB goodies in her arms inside the campus gift shop.

Support GDB in many ways on our campuses (OR & CA).

Campus Volunteers
A family sits and laughs on their front porch with a black Lab GDB breeder dog.

Be a custodian for a breeder dog (SF Bay Area).

Breeder Dog Custodians
A happy couple snuggle with a smiling yellow Lab intheir home.

Provide in-home foster care for our dogs (OR & CA).

Foster Care Providers