Volunteer and Transform a Life!

At TLCAD, volunteers are critical to accomplishing our mission.  We are deeply indebted to these amazing people. We strive to create an environment that is friendly, fulfilling, and fun for volunteers. Our greatest area of need is for:

Foster Guardian

Foster GuardianApply Now

Become a Foster Guardian and transform the life of a shelter or rescue dog!

This volunteer role involves 6 weeks of housing and caring for a shelter or rescue service dog candidate during TLCAD's rescue assessment process. Volunteers will work with our training department to observe, socialize and prepare a service dog candidate to enter our prison service dog training program. After the 6-week assessment period, TLCAD either adopts the dog to become a service dog-in-training, or works with rescues and shelters to find a loving forever home for the dog.

  • The shelter dogs we are assessing need to be fostered in a cat-free home with dog-friendly dogs only.
Dog SitterApply Now

Dog Sitter

Dog Sitters are volunteers who care for TLCAD Service Dogs-in-training on a temporary and as needed basis while their trainers are away.

Please note that due to the health and welfare of our dogs, we only consider dog sitters that DO NOT have other dogs or small children in the home.


OutreachApply Now

Support our outreach efforts and transform lives with Service Dogs!

Outreach is the perfect volunteer role for those that are passionate about transforming lives of individuals with autism and Wounded Warriors with Service Dogs. TLCAD outreach volunteers:

  • Attend training classes and events in the community to educate the public about our mission, programs and volunteer opportunities
  • Support fund raising efforts