Volunteer Walking Buddy Needed for Lady and Her New Guide Dog


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Main StreetGoodwin Park AreaWethersfield, CT 06109

Join me while I exercise my guide dog and improve our skills.


A local lady is getting her new guide dog and she and the dog need to practice their training together. They will both be completely trained and you do not have to be responsible for either of them, but it is nice to have a sighted buddy along to make them both feel more comfortable. While the primary need is for a walking buddy, there are other things you could do together as this client would like to update her wardrobe and obtain groceries also while exercising the guide dog and enhancing their work together.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;

  • a pleasant demeanor;

  • a good reading/speaking voice;

  • average reading skills;

  • organizational or planning abilities;

  • a good driving record;

  • a clear criminal history;

  • two references

  • access to a car with proof of insurance;

  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.


  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales Coaching & Training
  • Case Work / Management

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible - No Minimum Required
  • Good Listener, Sociable, Friendly, Dog Tolerant

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