"The support I receive from Guide Dogs, the friendships I have made with other Puppy Raisers and the knowledge that I’m helping a puppy prepare for their important career makes it all worthwhile. I wake up happy every day because I get to do something I love!" - Natalie, volunteer Puppy Raiser for Guide Dogs SA/NT
Can you offer a loving home to our puppies in training?
Become a volunteer Puppy Raiser to nurture the next generation of Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs.
Our puppies start training from 8-10 weeks of age and, for the next 12+ months, you could play an essential role in their development, introducing them to a range of new experiences and environments as they prepare for their important career.
Once they’re ready for the next stage of their journey, our puppies return to Guide Dogs to begin assessment and training for their potential careers as Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs or Therapy Dogs.
While it’s never easy to say goodbye to the puppy, it's a wonderful feeling to know that you have contributed to the training of a Guide Dog that will one day make a positive difference to somebody’s life – and there's always the opportunity to continue Puppy Raising!
Even the smallest donation works hard
Regular gifts such as Workplace Giving help us plan ahead, providing support when it is most needed and ensuring continuity of our services to vision or hearing impaired clients.
Donations can be taken directly from your pay - pre-tax. You nominate the amount you wish to donate each pay cycle and your payroll system takes care of the rest.
Every role is vital
Volunteers are key to the work of Guide Dogs. Each of our Volunteers makes an important and valuable contribution to the work of our organisation.
A variety of work is available for Volunteers between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday as well as some evening and weekend work for special events, promotions and programs.
We thank you
Our partners are instrumental in our vision to improve the quality of lives of people living with a disability in South Australia. We sincerely thank all of our corporate sponsors and supporters for their generous support.
As we aspire to grow and proudly become a leader in the disability sector, learn more about how our partnership opportunities can assist your business.