Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Guide Dogs of America. Please fill out the application below so that we can get started. Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (818) 833-6438 or VolunteerCoordinator@guidedogsofamerica.org.

My Personal Information

First Name *

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Primary Phone *

Secondary Phone

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About Me

Are you 18 years or older?

Current/Previous Occupation

Contact in case of Emergency


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Volunteer Experience

Have you worked anywhere as a volunteer before? If so, what did you do and for whom?

Please tell us why you want to volunteer with our organization.

Please tell us what you hope to gain from your experience with us.

Guide Dogs of America has volunteer opportunities in the following areas

Administration - examples include: mailings, copying, clerical, merchandise inventory, greeting guests on graduation day, tour guides, outreach tables, computer/IT, photography/videography, event support

Event Planning - examples include: assist staff in gathering vendor information, phone calls, keeping registration list updated on computer, creating signs, making goodie bags

Gardening - examples include: assist with care of rose bushes and shrubs, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, planting

Event setup and tear-down – Physically fit people to assist with setup and tear-down at events such as graduation, GDA’s Open House, and fundraisers.

** Kennels - examples include: cleaning kennels, mopping, bathing dogs, disinfecting equipment, assist with feedings, washing dogs' dishes. This area requires the ability to lift large dogs, bend frequently, work with different chemicals and lift large bags of dog food.

Marketing - examples include: assist staff in promoting the school via flyers, brochures, assist with reports, solicit information (requires computer/Photoshop work)

** Puppy Department - examples include: pups 7-8wks old, requires bending, kneeling, squatting, cleaning pups & kennel areas, file reports

** Puppy Nursery - examples include: assist in caring for newborn pups up to 7 wks old, assist in whelping (must be willing to spend the night at the puppy nursery), clean, mop kennels, help socialize puppies

** Vet Department - examples include: assist Vet Assistant with routine puppy exams, file reports, make phone calls as instructed, maintaining cleanliness of the exam room

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**6-month minimum commitment

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