Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs
Tour guides needed for our guide dog students
Company: Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs
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Location: Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs, 371 E Main St, Smithtown, NY, 11787
Project Details

Option 1

Panera Visits - FirstThursday through Monday of class

  • Will need 1 or 2 volunteers on each day.
  • Volunteers will socialize with students and take drink orders.
  • This allows the trainers more time to train them with their guide dogs.
  • Training staff is around most of the time and are in charge of the class.
  • No sighted guide required, just enjoy their company and help with drinks!
  • Assist with Merchandise - First Friday of class from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Volunteers will help students purchase merchandise by describing items, passing them around to each person.
  • Assist with sizing and colors, etc.
  • No sighted guide required, just enjoy their company and help show merchandise.
  • Option 2

    Outings - First Saturday or Sunday of class

  • Students can go out for any of the following outings off-campus with volunteers from 12 PM to 4:15 PM, or 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
  • CVS/Walgreens in Smithtown
  • Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove
  • Nail Salon/Hair Salon/Barber Shop in Smithtown
  • AMC Movie Theater in Stony Brook
  • Volunteers pick up students from campus and drive to desired location
  • Students may request to be dropped off and picked up or may request having the volunteer assist/join
  • Option 3

    Outings - First Saturday or Sunday of class

  • Students can go out for any of the following outings off-campus with volunteers from 12 PM to 4:15 PM, or 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
  • Local Restaurant
  • Local Beach
  • Port Jefferson Village
  • Fishing Trip - Select dates only
  • Volunteers pick up students from campus and drive to desired location
  • Students may request to be dropped off and picked up or may request having the volunteer assist/join
  • Please email Alicia@GuideDog.org if you are interested. We will have you shadow current volunteers to start.

    General requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideally once a month, up to you how often you can.
  • Current, valid driver's license, clean driving record, comfortable meeting new people .
  • Category
    Animals
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    People With Disabilities
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    People Skills
    Food Service
    Ushering
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