If you want to help, and be involved in our club but currently can't have a puppy in your home you can consider becoming a club volunteer. Club volunteers have a lesser time commitment yet still work to support our club and the Guide Dog mission in very important ways.
Club volunteers come to at least one of our meetings or outings each month. They then assist with fundraisers and outreach events when they can.
Our club has about 6 fundraisers each year. In the past we hosted the Pooch Parade in Downtown Pleasanton and a Comedy Night benefit at Altamont Beer Works. Throughout the year we do "eat-out" dining fundraisers at local restaurants who give a portion so the proceeds back to our club. We are always looking for and entertaining new fundraising opportunities to financially support our club.
We have an on-going fundraiser of collecting and recycling CRV cans and bottles. Many of our volunteers have embraced this fundraiser and branched it out to their place of work or school. For students looking for community service hours, this is the perfect project to facilitate on your own or organize on a larger scale. Ask us for ideas on how to do this and we would be happy to sign off your community service hours once you complete the project.
Club volunteers are required to attend at least 1 meeting or event per month to stay active.