Provide a temporary home to one of our amazing dogs in training!

In this role your support will include:

  • Providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for a dog
  • Ensuring the dog is fed, exercised, and cared for to maintain excellent health
  • Using positive reinforcement training techniques to teach or maintain behaviours
  • Ensuring the dog is not left alone for more than 4 hours in a 24-hour period

Fosterer volunteers who care for dogs in training need to drop off and collect their dog from the Newcastle Community Team office in Benton. Times vary but are normally Monday to Friday between 8-9am and 5-6pm.

Foster families who have someone at home during the day will generally be able to keep the dogs at home, however there may be times we need to collect the dog or ask for them to be taken somewhere local.

Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get a dedicated key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us. You'll also get:

  • The opportunity to care for and have the companionship of a dog for evenings and weekends or for short periods of time
  • Dedicated support to develop your dog handling and welfare knowledge
  • The satisfaction that you are part of a committed team with a pivotal role in providing guide dogs for people living with a visual impairment


Ideally you will:

  • Have a home with a safely fenced garden or safe area for the dog go to the toilet
  • Have dog handling experience but not essential
  • Be a confident and conscientious driver and have access to a car you are insured to drive

This role includes walking and handling the dog so you must have a reasonable level of fitness.

If you don't feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We're open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what's possible!


  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 10/06/2022

End Date: 01/08/2023

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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