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Becoming a Volunteer

A volunteer is a person who believes that people can make a difference and is willing to prove it. Volunteers don’t work for money. They work for less tangible but equally important forms of remuneration such as satisfaction, appreciation and the opportunity to build skills, all while helping others. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind relies greatly on volunteers to add to the success of our organization. If you are interested in volunteering for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, please complete our volunteer application and submit it by email, mail, or drop it off at our National Training Centre.

Important Points

  • Our current volunteer opportunities are limited to what is shown on the volunteer application.
  • When you submit a volunteer application, we will follow up with you when an opportunity arises in your area(s) of interest.
  • Puppy Walking/Raising is the only hands-on opportunity with dogs. We do not offer other volunteer positions with dogs. Visit our Puppy Walking page for details on this opportunity.
  • We do not use any volunteers in our kennels. Due to our high standards, we use professional staff only.
  • Our student volunteer opportunities are limited, but we may occasionally require high school students looking to fulfill their community support hours. Students should complete the same application form, and we will contact them if an opportunity arises. It is suggested that students do not rely heavily on our organization for volunteer hours, and there will be nothing hands-on with dogs.

Holiday Gift-Wrapping Stations

This year, Canadian Guide Dogs for The Blind will be hosting two Holiday Gift-wrapping Stations at Place d’Orleans and Bayshore Shopping Centre. We are looking for volunteers to wrap patrons’ presents and spread some Holiday cheer!

The Place d’Orleans station will run from December 10th until December 24th, and the Bayshore location will be open form December 3rd until December 24th – both open during regular mall hours. Volunteers will be able to sign-up online, choosing either location and the hours that fit their schedule. Students are welcome to sign up and it is a great opportunity to fill required volunteer hours.

Please email us at events@guidedogs.ca if you or someone you know are interested in volunteering, this holiday season!

SCHEDULE:
Place d’Orleans (Dec 10 – Dec 24)

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 9:30am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday December 24th: 9:30am – 5pm

Bayshore Shopping Centre (Dec 3 – Dec 24)

  • Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday Dec 24th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Becoming a Volunteer

A volunteer is a person who believes that people can make a difference and is willing to prove it. Volunteers don’t work for money. They work for less tangible but equally important forms of remuneration such as satisfaction, appreciation and the opportunity to build skills, all while helping others. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind relies greatly on volunteers to add to the success of our organization. If you are interested in volunteering for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, please complete our volunteer application and submit it by email, mail, or drop it off at our National Training Centre.

Important Points

  • Our current volunteer opportunities are limited to what is shown on the volunteer application.
  • When you submit a volunteer application, we will follow up with you when an opportunity arises in your area(s) of interest.
  • Puppy Walking/Raising is the only hands-on opportunity with dogs. We do not offer other volunteer positions with dogs. Visit our Puppy Walking page for details on this opportunity.
  • We do not use any volunteers in our kennels. Due to our high standards, we use professional staff only.
  • Our student volunteer opportunities are limited, but we may occasionally require high school students looking to fulfill their community support hours. Students should complete the same application form, and we will contact them if an opportunity arises. It is suggested that students do not rely heavily on our organization for volunteer hours, and there will be nothing hands-on with dogs.