To become a NEADS volunteer, please view the opportunities below, then fill out our online application.

Volunteer online Application

Download a PDF of our volunteer application

See information on raising a puppy.

Kennel Attendant

The kennel attendant is a 5-hour per week volunteer position located on our Princeton, Mass campus. Must be at least 16 years of age.


  • Cleaning kennel, play yard, training area, and vehicles
  • Feeding dogs
  • Bathing and grooming the dogs
  • Walking dogs and supervising play groups
  • Helping to continue the care and cleanliness of the NEADS facility
  • Kennel attendants may have the opportunity to assist trainers on trips to malls, supermarkets, buses, and a variety of other situations. However, this cannot be guaranteed for every volunteer

For more information, please send inquiries to the Kennel Department.

Early Learning Center (Puppy House) Volunteer

Volunteer support is critical to building a solid foundation for the puppies' service dog training.


  • Supervise puppy play groups
  • Feed the dogs and clean the puppy house
  • Walk and play with puppies

We need reliable, enthusiastic people that are willing to help care for our adorable puppies!

For information, please send inquiries to the Early Learning Center (Puppy House).

NEADS State Representatives

The NEADS State Representative is a 2-hour per week volunteer position. Your duties will be performed in your own state/region at your home or office. NEADS will provide education, scripts and DVDs to train you for public speaking events.


  • Provide information about NEADS over the telephone. (NEADS will provide you with a separate phone line with a customized ring so calls can be answered professionally.) Give presentations at media events.
  • Give information to potential clients about NEADS.
  • Market for potential clients in your area.
  • Promote NEADS in your local area at timely events and in donation campaigns.
  • Record all contact you have with media or any publicity about NEADS and submit on a yearly basis.

For more information, please contact our Communications Department.

Professional, Creative and Administrative Opportunities

We encourage people to engage in a volunteer activity that draws upon their natural talents and interests. We welcome volunteers who can help with the items listed below.

  • Event support
  • Retail sales and merchandising
  • Photography and videography
  • Education
  • Ushering at our graduations
  • Administrative work
  • Groundskeeping
  • Graphic design
  • Phone support

If you are interested in volunteering for NEADS, please fill out the online volunteer application above. Please note that our volunteer opportunities and needs fluctuate throughout the year, so we may not have an opening that immediately matches your area of interest.