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Golden Opportunity Assistance Dogs
Impacting lives ... one dog at a time!

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London, ON

VOLUNTEERS

NOTE: DUE TO THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WE HAVE ON FILE WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.

As with any service dog organization, committed volunteers play an important role in the journey from puppy to placement. Our task would be so much harder without the help of the many volunteers who have chosen to join us on this “journey”. Contrary to popular belief, it is far more than puppy snuggles and furry contentment, though that is part of it too.  It takes a lot of time, energy, dedication and hard work to produce even one well-trained service dog. For those who choose to run with our pack, the experience of being part of a miracle is what keeps them coming back.  It’s not every day you have the opportunity...the “Golden Opportunity” to help change a life...and don’t be surprised if one of the lives you change is your own!

Volunteer cleaningVolunteer Opportunities:

Click the Opportunities tab in the menu bar on the left
to view examples of volunteer opportunities.

Get Involved:

If you see an opportunity that interests you and you meet
the criteria listed below, keep us in mind and watch this page.  When we begin accepting volunteer applications again, it will be noted on the top of this page. At that time, you may call us at 519-670-1809 or e-mail volunteers@goadogs.ca to inquire and to receive a volunteer application form.


 

Criteria for volunteers:Volunteer02

Our volunteers MUST:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have own transportation
  • be willing to make a one year committment
  • be able to make a regular time committment (minimum once weekly for various positions)
  • have a strong work ethic
  • be able to work independently without any supervision from staff or other volunteers
  • be willing and able to follow precise directions
  • be physically fit and able-bodied
  • not be allergic to dogs
  • not have a peanut allergy (we use peanut butter)
  • understand and speak fluent English
  • have a deep desire to help people with disabilities
  • have a passion for and demonstrate excellence
     
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Due to the challenging nature of the work we do, preference will be given to volunteers who bring skills, talents or experience that add value and support and enhance the vision and mission of the organization.

YOU can help change a life!

 

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