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. Volunteers are always needed in the North Central Region and we have chapters and groups located throughout 14 states to help us recruit and utilize our volunteers effectively. For more information on volunteering with the North Central Region, contact Jean Henry, regional volunteer coordinator at (740) 833-3703 or contact your nearest Canine Companions volunteer chapter or group.
Chapter Meetings: Central Indiana volunteers currently meet on a monthly basis. For more information, please contact Nancee Wright or Dan O'Brien.
Group Meetings: The Central Ohio volunteers meet the 4th Tuesday in February, April, July & October at Canine Companions' NCR office located at 4989 State Route 37 East, Delaware, Ohio. These meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. for current volunteers and 6:15 p.m. for new volunteers. Attendees need to RSVP to Jean Henry since we provide snacks and beverages. NOTE: An email will be sent by 3 p.m. the day of the meeting if the meeting is cancelled due to weather conditions or other circumstances. Contact Jean Henry for more details.
Chicago Volunteer Group
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 Deb Locander for more details.
Northern Ohio Volunteer Group
Group Meetings: The Northern Ohio volunteers currently meet on an as needed basis. For more information, please contact Jeff Lawson.
Kansas City Chapter
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.
Group Meetings: Michigan volunteers currently meet on an as needed basis. For more information, please contact Fay Sneddon.
Minneapolis / St. Paul Volunteer Group
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.
Group Meetings: Penn-Ohio volunteers currently meet on an as needed basis. For more information on time and location please contact Carolyn or Lori.
Rock River Valley Volunteer Group