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How to volunteer with us

Across VisAbility and Guide Dogs WA, we have a dedicated team of more than 240 volunteers of all ages, all skill levels and from all walks of life 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 blindness or vision impairment. You can also use this unique opportunity to learn new skills, meet and connect with new people and enhance your job prospects.

Volunteer at International Guide Dog DayRegardless 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.

To check our current list of volunteer vacancies across the organisation, go to the VisAbility website.

If you’re interested in volunteering specifically for the Guide Dog program, we have two main options:

  1. You can volunteer as a Puppy Raiser, and have the pleasure of raising a future Guide Dog from the time when they’re just a puppy, up until they’re approximately 16-18 months of age.
  2. You can also volunteer for the Mini Dog program as a collector or placer to raise funds for the Guide Dog program, or take part in routine maintenance of the Mini and Model Dogs.

How do I get involved?

Check the current volunteer vacancy Job Description Forms listed on the VisAbility website.

Contact the person outlined on the Job Description Form of the role you have chosen, to receive further information and an application pack.

Please note that volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

Are there any other positions available?

Currently, we only have vacancies in the volunteer positions listed on the VisAbility website, however you are welcome to contact us on (08) 9311 8202 to express your interest in skilled volunteering or being placed on a waiting list for any other specific volunteer positions.

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.

We’re always looking for more volunteers to support our Guide Dog program. You can find out more about Puppy Raising and the Mini Dog program and you’re welcome to contact us on (08) 9311 8202 for application information.

For further information or for general enquiries please contact us.

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