96% of the CHAMP workforce is volunteers.
CHAMP volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to our operations and programs.
Our volunteers are a priceless resource— we could not do this without YOU!
When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community in which you live. Whether you only have a few hours to share each month or you are available every day of the week, we sincerely appreciate your contribution to our success and your dedication to the CHAMP mission. You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer, unsupervised, for CHAMP.
Serving as the handler of a Therapy Dog Team
Serving on the CHAMP Board of Directors
Young Friends of CHAMP Assistance Dogs
Assisting with CHAMP training classes
College/university students or recent graduates receiving credit through their college or university can apply at CHAMP, while under the direction of a faculty advisor, to obtain practical hands-on work experience.
If you are interested, CHAMP requires:
A completed CHAMP application
A letter of intent describing background, interest, goals and availability.
Interns are required to serve a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of six weeks.
Note: Internship requirements for our Puppies With Purpose program at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) vary by College, department of study, and whether credit or non-credit.