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. For more information about volunteer opportunities contact
Truda Shinker or the volunteer chapter or group nearest you!
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
Chicago Volunteer Group
Northern Ohio Volunteer Group
Kansas City Chapter
Minneapolis / St. Paul Volunteer Group
Jodi & Mark Laubersheimer
Pennsylvania-Ohio Volunteer Group
Volunteer Opportunities throughout the Region:
• Puppy Raising
• Event Support (Click here for our upcoming events)
• Information Booth Support
Volunteer Opportunities at the Regional Facility:
• Office Assistance
Graduation Ceremony Volunteer Opportunities:
• Hand out programs
• Sell Canine Companions merchandise
Click here for information on upcoming graduation dates.