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.

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    Puppy Raisers and Breeder Caretakers

    Individuals and families open their homes to one of our amazing puppies in training as a Weekend Puppy Raiser, Full-time Puppy Raiser, or Breeder Caretakers. Learn more.

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    Early Learning Center and Canine Center Volunteer

    Volunteers assist with daily operations and provide valuable 1:1 time to our puppies and adolescent Service Dogs in Training. Learn more.

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    Weekend Puppy Sitters

    Weekend Puppy Sitters help with puppies in the Early Learning Center. Learn more


    Group Volunteers

    Volunteer groups can assist with grounds maintenance and other seasonal projects on our 18-acre campus in Princeton, MA. Learn more.

  • Professional, Creative and Administrative Opportunities

    We welcome volunteers who are willing to contribute their professional, creative, and administrative talents. Submit an application here.