Thank you for looking at this wonderful opportunity! If you seek to help the growing number of disabled veterans and first responders with PTSD whose lives are transformed by service dogs, please join Next Step Service Dogs, a 501(c) nonprofit, as a fundraising project leader or a Board member.
We depend on public support and the driving talent of people like you to recruit your own team of volunteers and to fundraise through local fundraisers, sponsorships, online campaigns, and/or media coverage.The only fee to the veteran is a $150 application fee, no other fees for acquiring and training amazing dogs with courageous veterans. Next Step Service Dogs is based in San Diego County, with additional trainers in Orange County California and in Boise Idaho.
Unlike many service dog organizations, we spend at least 4 months of dog-client training sessions, 3 times a week, working to ensure that the client and dog are fully responsive to each other, to dramatically reduce PTSD symptoms and triggers. We also seek to hire veterans, to give them a sense of purpose and the ability to give back in a meaningful way.
With over 45 certified dog-client teams in place, we have compelling stories about our clients and dogs - some report that we have saved their lives, one said now he can now play with his 3-year daughter for the first time, and all say that their severe anxiety is greatly lessened. These clients benefit in huge ways -- men and women who could not enter a store, travel on planes, go to college, get a job, attend family events, or even smile, now can. We are the last stop for many clients who noone else could help.
Please contact us via volunteermatch or by email to email@example.com if you are interested in further discussion!
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