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!
Renaissance Festival – Dog Check-In
Can Do Canines is excited to oversee the Dog Check-In at the Renaissance Festival again this year on the weekends August 18 through September 30, 2018. Help us keep pets dogs safe by assisting Ren Fest attendees with registration of their furry friends when they arrive for a day of fun! Your efforts will be royally rewarded with free entrance to the fair before or after your shift, $6 worth of FREE FESTIVAL FOOD—and the best part—a FREE ticket to return to the Festival for another day of fun! (Volunteers also have option for a free Trail of Terror ticket). For more information, or to register to volunteer, visit http://bttr.im/bv912.
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 others 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.