Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Canine Companions for Independence. The North Central Region is proud to have nearly 300 volunteers including approximately 130 active volunteer puppy raisers. Contact your nearest volunteer group or chapter to see how you can become involved!

Volunteer Chapters and Groups

Canine Companions for Independence is proud to be represented by dedicated volunteers in the following areas in the North Central Region. Call the contact person listed for more information including meeting dates/times, local events and volunteer opportunities.

Central Indiana Chapter
Nancee Wright
Dan O'Brien

Chapter Meetings: Central Indiana volunteers currently meet on a monthly basis. For more information, please contact Nancee Wright or Dan O'Brien.

Chicago Volunteer Group
Catherine Rupp

Group Meetings: Chicago area volunteers meet every few months on a Saturday or Sunday. Meetings are held from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and locations vary. Contact Catherine Rupp for more details.  

Northern Ohio Volunteer Group
Jeff Lawson

Group Meetings: The Northern Ohio volunteers currently meet on an as needed basis. For more information, please contact Jeff Lawson.

Kansas City Chapter -
Debbie Sloan 

Chapter Meetings: The Kansas City volunteers meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Johnson County Lackman Library at 15345 W. 87th Street, Lenexa, KS. For more information please contact Debbie Sloan.

Minneapolis / St. Paul Volunteer Group
Jodi & Mark Laubersheimer
(612) 940-0744

Group Meetings: Minneapolis / St. Paul volunteers meet the 1st Monday of the month on the even months (6 times a year) unless it is a holiday. For more information, please contact Jodi & Mark Laubersheimer.   

Pennsylvania-Ohio Volunteer Group
Carolyn Hrach
Lori Barrante

Group Meetings: Penn-Ohio volunteers currently meet on an as needed basis. For more information on time and location please contact Carolyn or Lori.

 Volunteer Opportunities throughout the Region:

Puppy Raising
• Event Support (Click here for our upcoming events)
• Speakers
• Information Booth Support

Volunteer Opportunities at the Regional Facility:

• Team Training Lunch Providers
• Office Assistance
• Gardening

Graduation Ceremony Volunteer Opportunities:

• Hand out programs
• Bake cookies
• Serve refreshments
• Sell Canine Companions merchandise

Click here for information on upcoming graduation dates.

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