Kennel volunteers give out Kongs in the kennel. Kennel volunteers socialize our dogs in training by filling interactive toys, visiting dogs in and out of their kennel runs and brushing dogs.  Advanced volunteers will be trained to leash-walk and free-run dogs in the indoor and outdoor play yards.  We require a minimum commitment of 2 hours per month for 12 consecutive months.  Each volunteer must successfully complete the mandatory orientation and Level 1 training.  Volunteers can advance to Level 2, 3 and 4 by successfully passing reviews at each level.  The wait to volunteer could be 8 months or more.  No groups please, only individuals can volunteer in the kennel.

Hours of Volunteering: 11am - 4pm, every day.

Requirements:  Must be 16 years old, follow instruction, pay attention to detail, work independently in a structured environment, physically capable of bending and standing for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time, lifting and carrying 20 lbs.  Must volunteer minimum of 2 hours/month for a year.  Volunteers 16-18 years old must provide signed parental consent. 

Questions? Contact Barrie Madasu, Foundation Volunteer Services Manager at Barrie@GuideDog.org, email is required.  

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