Applications for home socialisation are currently closed.

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


Volunteer Phil Geoghegan

Volunteers 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

I get a great buzz out of seeing the independence that the dogs provide.

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