There are many ways to get involved with our dogs and puppies
Our dogs might be the furry faces of our organisation, but it’s that dedication of incredible volunteers that makes their success possible. Future Guide Dogs require different levels of care and commitment at all stages of their journey, so we are always in need of more generous people to share their time with them.
Raise a puppy
Volunteering in our kennels
Boarding a dog
Rehome a Guide Dog
It takes a lot of time, patience, commitment and love to raise Guide Dogs.
From the time our puppies are born, they begin training to become life-changing Guide Dogs. Throughout their journey they rely on lots of special people along the way, and that’s where volunteers like you come in.
Be truly rewarded by raising a puppy that will change someone’s life.
Raise a puppy
Help give a pup the best possible start and receive plenty of puppy love in return!
We are always looking for Puppy Raisers to care for a future Guide Dog from when they are eight weeks old until they are ready to begin formal training.
You will be given all the support you need while raising the puppy and we cover all associated costs. All you need to give is your love and time.
Assist in our kennels
In this hands on role you’ll have the opportunity to interact with Guide Dogs-in-training and learn about their care and health requirements. You’ll be responsible for spending time with the dogs, cleaning their rooms, grooming and feeding them, all with the assistance of our friendly staff.
If you’re confident, willing to learn more about dogs and enjoy working in a team environment, you’re the paw-fect fit to help out in the kennels!
Provide temporary care
Becoming a boarding carer is the most flexible option to volunteer with our dogs, as we look for both long term and short term carers who can look after the dogs on an “as needed” basis. Depending on the situation, a pup or dog may need to stay with you from as little as a few days to a few months.
You will have the support of our friendly team, who will make sure you have all the skills and equipment you need to care for the dogs along the way!
Homes are selected based on the dog’s needs and personality to make sure it’s the right fit.
Rehome a dog
Just like people, not all dogs are suited to the same job. The dogs that don’t meet the high standards expected of our Guide Dogs during training can either be reclassified and move into a different career, or they can become loving family pets.
We accept applications from members of the community who would like to permanently welcome one of these dogs into their home and heart. If you’re looking for a loving family pet, why not apply to rehome one of our dogs?
Apply to volunteer with our gorgeous dogs today!Apply now
We love our volunteers
Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to raise and train Guide Dogs. By joining our volunteer family, you can become part of this journey and help to make a real difference to Queenslanders.
We thank all our volunteers for their incredible contribution.
Volunteering in the kennels is a very hands on experience but I really enjoy helping out and making a difference to the dogs. They’re beautiful dogs and it’s even more worthwhile knowing that they’ll one day become Guide Dogs.
Not sure where to start?
Brittany, our Volunteer Coordinator, is on hand to help you, help us.
“By volunteering, you can give your time and skills to make a real difference and become part of an incredible community.“