We have had an influx of very kind offers to support Hearing Dogs during these uncertain times. Please rest assured that all our puppies and dogs are being safely looked after by our current volunteers and we are not experiencing any need for emergency homes at this present time.

If, however, you are interested in becoming a long term volunteer once things have returned to normal (ie. someone who is usually at home during the day, not just due to the Coronavirus crisis) then please do let us know by getting in touch - we would love to hear from you!

Could you help train one of our puppies?

We are looking for amazing volunteers, around the UK, to help train our young dogs who will go on to help deaf people leave loneliness behind and to reconnect with life.

As a volunteer puppy trainer you will be able to:

  • Look after one of our adorable puppies or young dogs home for anywhere between 6- 18 months at a time.
  • Learn more about dog training and attend fun puppy classes.
  • Meet like minded people and make new friendships
  • Directly help deaf people leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life.

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We require the following:

  • A loving home with a secure garden.
  • Volunteers who are at home for the majority of the day and can dedicate sufficient time to puppy training on a daily basis, and attend our weekday daytime classes.

  • Access to a vehicle for training and emergency purposes.
  • Volunteers who are over 18 and live in one of our catchment areas.

No previous experience is required for this role - you will have full support and guidance from a local, qualified, Hearing Dogs Dog Trainer.

Meet some of our newest recruits...

Our puppy training catchment areas

We are currently, urgently looking for full-time volunteers in and around: 

High Wycombe & Princes Risborough

Marlow & Maidenhead

Reading & Bracknell


Hungerford, Newbury & Pangbourne

As well as the following locations:


Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Morpeth & Ashington




South East Oxfordshire & Reading

North Hampshire

Winchester & Fareham


We are looking for short term cover only* in the following areas:

Harrogate, York, Beverley & Hull

Peterborough & Cambridgeshire

*We are also looking for volunteers in the above areas who can provide temporary homes for our young recruits when their full time volunteer goes away or in an emergency. This can range from a few days to 4 weeks at a time so we look for volunteers who have at least 5 consecutive days available. 

Do you have any questions about this role?

If so, please get in touch with our friendly and helpful volunteering team. They can give you more information about puppy training or any other volunteering role you may be interested in. Send them an enquiry today or contact them using their details below.