Guide dog Eve appears to be pleased with herself as she lies at the back of the car

Volunteer, Temporary Carers/Boarders

We are seeking to expand our volunteers for GDS Guide Dog Programme.


  1. Applicants have to be above 21 years of age.
  2. Time. Guide Dogs are used to being with their handlers all day; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thus, they should not be left alone for more than 3 hours a day.
  3. If you intend to take the Guide Dog to work with you, do get written approval from your employers that you have permission to do so.
  4. You need to be moderately fit and physically healthy. Although Guide Dogs are generally well behaved, they are still medium sized dogs and you need to be able to manage them.
  5. Provide a safe environment for the Guide Dog to be in. This will be assessed through a home assessment by one of our staff. If the Guide Dog is to be brought to your office, an assessment of your office environment will also be done.
  6. The Guide Dog is to be allowed to sleep indoors in a well-ventilated area.
  7. Children in the household should be of at least school-going age (i.e. 5 years and above).
  8. Existing family pets need to be fully vaccinated and de-wormed. They have to also be compatible with the Guide Dog.

Interested candidates may send the following details to

  • Full Name
  • Age
  • Contact Number
  • Home Address
  • Experience with Dogs/Animal
  • Any Pets at Home (Do indicate the number of pets, breed and age)
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