Volunteer

To become a NEADS volunteer, please view the opportunities below, then fill out our online application. Please note that our volunteer opportunities and needs fluctuate throughout the year, so we may not have an opening that immediately matches your area of interest.

Weekend Puppy Sitters and Raisers

Puppy raiser opportunities include Weekend Puppy Sitters and Weekend Puppy Raisers, as well as Full-Time Puppy Raisers (a more limited program).

NEADS State Representatives

The NEADS State Representative is a 2-hour per week volunteer position. Your duties will be performed in your own state/region at your home or office. NEADS will provide education, scripts and DVDs to train you for public speaking events.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide information about NEADS over the telephone. (NEADS will provide you with a separate phone line with a customized ring so calls can be answered professionally.)
  • Give presentations at media events.
  • Give information to potential clients about NEADS.
  • Market for potential clients in your area.
  • Promote NEADS in your local area at timely events and in donation campaigns.
  • Record all contact you have with media or any publicity about NEADS and submit on a yearly basis.

Early Learning Center (Puppy House) and Kennel Volunteer

Volunteer support is critical to building a solid foundation for the dogs' service dog training.

Professional, Creative and Administrative Opportunities

We encourage people to engage in a volunteer activity that draws upon their natural talents and interests. We welcome volunteers who can help with the items listed below.

  • Event support
  • Retail sales and merchandising
  • Photography and videography
  • Education
  • Ushering at our graduations
  • Administrative work
  • Groundskeeping
  • Graphic design
  • Phone support

Please note that our volunteer opportunities and needs fluctuate throughout the year, so we may not have an opening that immediately matches your area of interest.

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Internships

NEADS offers internships on a case-by-case basis.