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How to volunteer with us

Guide Dogs WA (and our parent organisation, VisAbility), 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.

How do I get Involved?

We have more specific vacancies available within our Guide Dog program:

Puppy Raisers

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.

Mini Dogs

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. Read the Mini Dogs volunteer job description here.

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.

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