Volunteer and you'll make a difference in other's lives! With the help of volunteers Handi-Dogs is able to serve more people in the most efficient and effective way. If you appreciate the value of the human-dog bond, we hope you will join us by volunteering your time.
Please read the volunteer job descriptions below BEFORE completing an application. Thank you for your interest!
If you like to work outside, we could really use your help about once a month to help keep our outside area clear of weeds, swept, trimmed and looking nice.
Dogtoberfest (Special Event) Volunteers:
Interested in helping at our Fall Fundraiser in October 2013 - please let us know. We need people to help us with the planning of the event (work begins in May). We also will need people to help with set-up, tear-down, and staffing different booths/activities on the day-of the event.
Please reference the detailed job description and submit a resume as directed in the job description if interested. Do NOT complete the Volunteer Application form above for this volunteer opportunity.
Office Volunteers: (currently we have no openings in this area)
Volunteers who can help with clerical/administrative tasks such as filing, organizing supplies, answering phones, mailings, and/or data entry make a huge impact in our ability to better serve our clients efficiently. We ask for a 2-hour per week commitment for a minimum of 10-weeks. Help is needed weekdays Monday - Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Classroom Volunteers: (currently we are seeking volunteers for Saturday Pet Dog & Therapy Dog classes)
Our classroom volunteers work directly with our students while assisting our trainers. If you like helping people, this work is satisfying, educational, and fun! You may be asked to assist physically (putting out chairs, filling water bowls, occasionally handling dogs), mentally (reminding and clarifying for people what is being taught), and emotionally (providing support, encouragement, and positive feedback). This is not a high-activity position. Dog training requires a lot of patience, observation, and waiting. You may be helping people who experience cognitive delays, so patience with people is a must.
No prior experience is necessary. You will be learning the latest information about dog behavior and positive dog training techniques, and have the opportunity to attend supplemental volunteer training classes.
Commitment: You will be assigned to a specific class that will meet at the same time and day for 10 weeks. Classes are held Monday-Saturday between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:30 pm. (We currently do not have evening classes). Classes are 60 minutes long, plus pre-class meeting, set-up and clean-up, so expect to make a commitment of about 2 hours a week.
Location: All orientations and training take place at our training facility at: 75 South Montego Drive, Tucson Arizona, 85710 (one block east of the intersection of Broadway & Kolb, turn south on Montego. We are the first building/driveway on the left).
Eligibility: You must be able to commit to a 10-week session. Disabilities are accommodated. You will not be required to stand/sit for lengthy periods of time, or be asked to do anything that you are not physically capable of doing. Dress is casual and comfortable (dogs shed). Please do not use any heavily scented products (such as perfumes, colognes, and hair spray).
We currently do not have any volunteer opportunities for children or young teens.