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Become A Volunteer

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Guide Dogs WA (and our parent organisation, VisAbility), have a dedicated team of more than 240 volunteers of all ages, from all walks of life volunteering in a wide range of exciting activities. Our volunteers are a vital part of our organisation, and help us to provide many of our important services.

By joining our team of volunteers, you can make a difference to West Australians living with low vision, disability or illness. You can also use this unique opportunity to learn new skills, meet and connect with new people and enhance your job prospects.

Regardless of whether you can help out a few times a week or once a year, there’s a volunteering position that suits you.

“The best part about volunteering for VisAbility and Guide Dogs WA is the dogs! Having a dog nearby makes me smile. The clients are also a highlight, as I just love to help people. It’s given me a reason to get up.” – June, volunteer since 2014.

What Can I Help With?


We have more specific vacancies available within our dog training programs:

  • Puppy Raisers – Volunteer as a Puppy Raiser. Volunteer Puppy Raisers make an incredible contribution in preparing a playful pup to one day become a Guide, Therapy or Autism Assistance Dog.

  • Formal & Temporary Boarders – offer a short term home to a young adult dog in training. This could be anything from a few days to 10 months.

  • Mini Dogs – Volunteer for the Mini Dog program as a collector or placer to raise funds for the dog training programs, or take part in routine maintenance of the Mini and Model Dogs.

Are There Any Other Positions Available?


We have volunteer positions across many areas of the organisation, including fundraising, sport and recreation leisure, administration and finance, accounting, library services, alternative format production and transportation. Discover more on the VisAbility website (opens in new window).

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