There are many ways to volunteer with NEADS, on our campus, off-site, and at home.
At Home and Off Site
Full-time Puppy Raisers are dedicated volunteers who take our Service Dogs in Training into their homes and look after them for 12 to 16 months, working on critical socialization and basic obedience.
Weekend Puppy Raisers open their homes to one of our amazing puppies on weekends for the duration of its training.
Transport Volunteers transport puppies between NEADS and other Service Dog organizations as well as transport breeding stock as needed. Learn more and apply here.
NEADS partners with volunteers to host our breeder dogs in their homes, then return the dogs to campus when needed for breeding and whelping.
On the NEADS Campus
Please note that on-campus volunteer activities are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Nursery volunteers work with puppies that are between 4 - 8 weeks old. They help with socializations, manage puppy play time, and give one-on-one time to our broods. Learn more and apply.
Volunteers assist with daily operations and provide valuable 1:1 time to our puppies and adolescent Service Dogs in Training. Learn more and apply.
Volunteer groups can assist with grounds maintenance and other seasonal projects on our 18-acre campus in Princeton, MA. Learn more.