Apply to become a volunteer dog trainer


Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer dog trainer. Our volunteers play a vital role in helping our dogs become life-changing hearing dogs.


As a volunteer dog trainer, you will need to:

  • provide plenty of time and a safe home
  • be patient with dogs whilst they’re still learning
  • work closely with staff and attend regular training sessions
  • be prepared for undesirable behaviours, like accidental toileting and chewing
  • say goodbye to the dog at the end of their time with you


This application form is designed to check that this role is a good fit and that you have the time needed to follow our training program. It should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete, and we’ll let you know if your application is successful within 5 working days.


If your application is successful you will be required to:

  • provide two references
  • provide emergency contact details
  • complete an online induction
  • complete in-person home and handling checks as part of your induction
  • pass a pet dog check for any dogs living in the home


Once approved, we can then confirm your voluntary position. We hope to welcome you to our team soon!