Benefits To Volunteering At A Service Dog Academy

August 25, 2014

Volunteering is great to do for a lot of reasons. It gives you something to put on your resume, helps an organization in need and it will make you feel good as well. Places like hospitals and homeless shelters are common places that people volunteer, and may have plenty of volunteers. A service dog academy can always use your help though. While a service dog academy may not be your first choice, here are a few benefits to volunteering there.

1. You Will Gain New Skills.

With any volunteering gig, you will find yourself learning new skills. Volunteering at a service dog academy is no different. If you are looking to become a veterinarian, dog walker or dog trainer, this is a good place to start. You will be working with professionals who will teach you valuable skills that you will be able to use some day.

2. It Looks Good On The Resume.

If you happen to have little or no job experience, finding employment can be difficult. However, listing volunteer work on your resume not only shows that you have work ethic, but it speaks volumes about your character as well. If you have developed a strong relationship with someone you have been working with, you can use them as a work reference. Since it is animal related, it may also help you get a job at a pet store or animal shelter.

3. You Will Be Helping Others.

Service dogs provide a valuable service to blind and disabled people from all around the world. Without them, some people’s quality of life would suffer. By volunteering at a service dog academy, you are not only changing your life, but the lives of the dog’s future owners. With the service dogs in their life, they will be able to get around and perform every day tasks with greater ease. Thanks to your service, these people’s lives will be changed for the better. That is something you can feel good about.

One Response to “Benefits To Volunteering At A Service Dog Academy”

  1. Marcela Says:

    Great post and thanks for the suggestion, excellent. I currently volunteer at the ASPCA of Annapolis, MD and BARCS, but your suggestion is also great. Thanks.


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