Even if you’re not helping raise a dog that will one day open a refrigerator door or alert someone to low blood sugar, it does not mean your time and effort is not super-valuable!
Volunteer needs vary throughout the year. Below are the areas where we currently need help from amazing people like you!
As a dog exerciser with Can Do Canines, you contribute to the health and welfare of dogs staying in our facility by engaging them in meaningful socialization and exercise. While prior dog walking/handling experience is helpful, it is not a requirement. While we have shifts Monday – Friday, we are seeking a couple of volunteers to help weekly on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Apply to be a Dog Exerciser.
For clients who are deaf or hard of hearing, volunteer ASL interpreters provide interpretation during training sessions and at public events. Must be professionally certified. Apply to be an ASL Interpreter.
Whether greeting guests, running a game, or helping with tear-down, we couldn’t do it without our amazing event crew. We host three major fundraisers a year: Fetching Ball Gala, Tails of Independence Luncheon, and Can Do Woofaroo. We also celebrate client graduation in February, June, and October. Responsibilities vary at each event. Apply to help with events!
If you’re more of the creative type, we are always seeking talented individuals to assist with creative projects. These projects include video production, graphic design, article writing, and photography. If you have experience in these or any other creative fields, we’d love to have you! Apply to help with creative services.
As a nonprofit, we rely on the fundraising efforts of staff and volunteers alike. If you enjoy planning, you can join one of our volunteer event planning committees. If you’d like to help with fundraising efforts in other ways, we are always looking for ways to grow our sponsorships and for people to conduct candy sales. Apply to help with fundraising.
If you are interested in taking a future service into your home, please refer to this page to learn more about becoming a Puppy Program volunteer.