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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any not-for-profit organization.  Without the dedication, commitment, and support of these giving individuals, America's VetDogs could not accomplish our mission; last year, our volunteers donated more than 4 million hours of their time to help us serve people with disabilities.

Weekend puppy raisers are the most visible volunteers.  Who could resist having a traveling companion – a cute puppy with its bright yellow vest that states it is a “Future Assistance Dog”?  Puppies live with their foster families on weekends for 12–18 months, learning good house manners, obedience, and experiencing the “real” world.   

However, our volunteer family extends far beyond our weekend puppy raisers: we have individuals who act as advisers on our board of directors, work in our kennels, and host events to raise money for our programs.  They help out in the office or transport puppies and adult dogs.  They go on speaking engagements and lead tours, help serve meals when class is in session, and socialize with students during free time.

Learn more about the many volunteer opportunities below.
Celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week - April 18-24. Whether you raise puppies or volunteer in the kennels to spend time with our dogs, assist us when we host classes, transport pups and students when needed, go on speaking engagements, or volunteer at events – you are helping to change lives! Because of your kind and consistent service, we are able to fulfill our mission. Your impact is huge!

So this week, during a time that is so uncertain, on behalf of everyone at the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your time and service!

To each and every one, stay safe and most of all, please know that you are appreciated.

Thank you!