volunteer batherThank you for your interest in volunteering for Canine Companions for Independence. The Northwest Training Center is located on the Jean and Charles Schulz Campus in Santa Rosa, California and utilizes hundreds of volunteers. Most volunteer opportunities on campus take place during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

After reviewing the volunteer opportunities below, please take a moment to complete our Volunteer Interest Form. Once the form is completed you will be contacted about attending the next volunteer orientation.



  • Campus Docents
  • Data Entry
  • Dog Bathers
  • Dog Walkers
  • Event Support
  • Facility and Ground Maintenance
  • Foster Sitter
  • Front Desk Reception
  • General Office Support
  • Graduation Day Support
  • Team Training Lunches
  • Puppy Raiser
  • Breeder Caretaker
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If you are interested in volunteering, please join us an one-hour volunteer orientation to discover our many volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer orientations take place at 4:00 pm at the Canine Companions Jean and Charles Schulz campus.

Upcoming dates:
  • January 4, 2017
  • February 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • April 5, 2017
  • May 3, 2017
  • June 7, 2017
  • July 5, 2017
  • August 2, 2017
  • September 6, 2017
  • October 4, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • December 6, 2017
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We are very fortunate to receive many inquiries about youth volunteering and community service, and know many schools require students to complete a specific number of community service hours. We are grateful that you want your community service hours to benefit Canine Companions for Independence.

To fulfill this requirement we encourage you to work on an independent community service project such as:

  • Organize a small fundraising event such as a bake sale, car wash, lemonade stand, etc. and donate the funds to Canine Companions.
  • Create a DogFest Walk ‘n Roll team and raise funds for your local DogFest event. Visit cci.org/dogfest for more information.
  • Become an expert! Learn about Canine Companions and help to spread the word to local schools, service organizations, and other community groups.
  • Be creative!!

Please contact the volunteer coordinator to have your project approved prior to starting. Be sure to document the time you spend working on your project. When the project is completed, contact the volunteer coordinator to make an appointment and at that time you will receive a sign off on your completed hours.

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If you are located in the following areas please contact your local chapter about volunteer opportunities in your area.
Cascade Chapter - Oregon and southern Washington
CCIdaho Chapter - Idaho
East Bay Chapter  - San Francisco East Bay
Gold Rush Chapter - Sacramento
Northern Nevada Comstock Chapter - Northern Nevada
Puget Sound Chapter - Washington
South Bay Chapter - San Francisco South Bay
Wine Country Chapter - San Francisco North Bay


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