Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Whether you choose to support WCC financially by making a gift online, or share your time and talent, WCC appreciates your involvement in our work to support wounded Veterans and their families. In addition to group volunteer projects, there are many individual volunteer opportunities including:
Puppy parents raise our assistance dogs for two years before the dog graduates and is placed with a Veteran or Military Family. Our puppy parents will be the first to tell you that the time, attention, and love they give to these future service dogs is incredibly rewarding and joyful. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for this volunteer role. Learn more about becoming a puppy parent.
Puppy Sitters are similar to puppy parent volunteers but in a short-term capacity. Puppy sitter volunteers play an important role by providing a safe, nurturing environment for WCC service dogs in training (SDiT) on a temporary basis. Sometimes, SDiTs need a place to stay for a few days or even a few weeks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for this volunteer role. Learn more about becoming a puppy sitter.
Whelping/puppy watcher volunteers support WCC’s breeding program by assisting staff with continuous care of our breeders and future service dogs in training. In addition to ensuring optimal development by providing physical and mental enrichment, volunteers also assist with daily tasks to maintain a clean and safe environment. Individuals must be 18 years of age. Completion of a training course is required. *This volunteer opportunity is only available at the Healing Quarters location in Boyds, MD.
Canine Care Volunteer
Canine Care volunteers assist with day-to-day tasks in our Training Center to maintain a clean, sanitary and orderly environment for our Service Dogs in Training. Volunteers have the opportunity to progress from entry level Tier 1 where volunteers wash bowls, fill Kongs, and fill water buckets up to Tier 3 where volunteers have the opportunity to walk, bathe and do enrichment. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Completion of orientation is required. *This volunteer opportunity is only available at the Healing Quarters location in Boyds, MD.
Transport volunteers assist in transporting Service Dogs in Training (SDIT) of all ages to and from vet appointments, local airports and other service dog organizations. Volunteers must be 21 years of age with 2 years driving experience and have the option of utilizing their own vehicle or requesting the use of one of WCC’s vehicles, if available. *This volunteer opportunity is only available at the Healing Quarters location in Boyds, MD.
Administrative volunteers provide support to staff by helping with common office duties such as data entry, filing, stuffing envelopes and organizing materials. Volunteers should be able to maintain confidentiality, be comfortable working independently and have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs. Opportunities take place during regular business hours, Monday-Friday. *This volunteer opportunity is only available at the Healing Quarters location in Boyds, MD.
If you wish to volunteer for Warrior Canine Connection and contribute to the mission, please complete a Volunteer Application.