Volunteers make it possible for us to fulfill our mission of providing the highest quality German Shepherd Guide Dogs to men and women who are blind or visually impaired.

From support with administrative and fundraising functions to assisting with the socialization and care of our pups, each Fidelco volunteer plays an important role in making a difference in our clients' lives.

If you are interested in volunteering on campus or to raise a puppy please be sure that your are located within driving distance to either Fidelco campus in Bloomfield, or Wilton, CT.

Fidelco Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administration
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Landscaping & Gardening
  • Speaking Engagements*
  • Kennels*
  • Pup House*

* Designate 6-month minimum commitment

If you are interested in volunteering please submit the online application email us with any questions and our volunteer coordinator with contact you.

Counselor in Training

Volunteer counselors in training (CIT) are needed for our children's Dog Days of Summer program from July 11-August 12. This is a perfect opportunity for high school and college students that enjoy working with children and dogs.

We ask that all volunteers for this program participate for two or more full weeks. Training is provided and CIT's are eligible to earn community service hours.

Insights Sessions

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, you are invited to Fidelco Insights, a fun and informative session designed for prospective volunteers to learn about our mission, our amazing German Shepherd Guide Dogs and the volunteer opportunities that allow you to be part of it. Bring your passion - and your family and friends!

Due to COVID-19, we are postponing regularly scheduled Insights & Puppy Orientations until we know it is safe to resume. While Puppy Orientation on our campus is postponed, we still are actively looking for Puppy Raisers and have implemented a "Virtual Puppy Orientation."

If you would like to participate to learn more about raising a future Fidelco guide dog, please complete our volunteer application. Please email us with any questions.

The next session of Insights and Puppy Raiser Orientation is scheduled on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:30pm via Zoom.