We have two types of raisers who work within our training program: Weekend Raiser and Puppy Raiser. Both have to fill out an application, complete an interview, and open their homes to a “home visit” to ensure a safe environment for the dogs. Both types of raisers are expected to attend “raiser meetings” in The Villages, FL (if you do not live near The Villages, we can work on an alternate solution to meet with you) and to follow all of our training rules. If raisers have previously volunteered for a different service dog or guide dog program, we expect them to adapt to our training program.
Other skills types of volunteers and skills we are looking for:
Donation Item Collecting
Drivers (for veterans needing transportation to and from the airport during Advanced Training)