What’s involved?

Be part of our process developing the next generation of Guide and Assistance Dogs. Home Socialisation involves taking two 7-week-old puppies for a week and introducing them to all sorts of sounds and experiences so they are strong and ready to move onto Puppy Raising.

Where can I volunteer in this role?

This role is open to people living within the Munster region.

What support will I get?

Our Home Socialisation Team supports the work of our Home Socialisation Volunteers. Home visits, training and support are provided at every step of the journey.

What are the benefits?

  • Be part of the Home Socialisation Programme for Irish Guide Dogs
  • Be part of a dynamic organisation and meet new people
  • Make a difference to an important charity
  • Share a home with a wonderful dog

How do I apply?

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form and one of our Home Socialisation Team will contact you shortly to discuss the options in more detail.

If you would like to talk to one of our team please call 1850 506 300 or email [email protected]

We would be happy to welcome you to the centre for a look around, cup of tea and a chat.

Volunteer Phil Geoghegan

One of the most prolific Volunteers Irish Guide Dogs has ever had, Phil Geoghegan has helped raise almost €1 million for the charity over the course of the last 28 years.

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Volunteer Marie Deegan

Volunteer Marie Deegan´s Irish Guide Dog journey first began in a pub in Balbriggan.

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