Eyes Ears Nose and Paws


Welcome to EENP's volunteer site! Your help changes lives -- whether the lives of our inmate-trainers as they learn to shape our pups into highly-skilled assistance dogs, or the lives of our clients, who have the support of canine partners to assist them in their daily lives. You might even find that the experience of volunteering changes your own life...

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Classes and Trainings

Trainings for volunteer activities, including volunteer orientation, vacation home training, and Puppy Parent orientation.
Activity Shifts Start End
Canine Care & Safety Training 4 5/23/2019 11/21/2019
Volunteer Information Session 4 5/23/2019 11/21/2019

Events: Client Training Seminar Activities

Volunteer opportunities related to Client Training seminars.

Activity Shifts Start End
Evaluation Helpers - Adult/Child team 4 6/27/2019 11/1/2019
Evaluation Helpers - Novel Dog 11 6/17/2019 11/1/2019
Food - Provide lunch for clients and staff 8 6/17/2019 11/1/2019
Food - Provide snacks for training room 2 6/17/2019 10/21/2019
Solo "spies" 2 6/27/2019 10/31/2019
Training Room and Office Deep Clean 2 6/14/2019 10/17/2019

Events: Graduation Activities

Volunteer opportunities related to dog team graduation and associated events.

Activity Shifts Start End
Graduation - Clean Up 2 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation - Flowers for ceremony 2 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation - Food Table 4 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation - Information table 4 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation - Kid Activities 1 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation - Parking and Outside Entrance 2 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation - Setup 4 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation Lunch - Food Pick Up and Set Up 2 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation Lunch - Host/ess 2 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation Lunch - Lunch Clean up 2 6/29/2019 11/2/2019
Graduation Lunch - Lunch Setup 2 6/29/2019 11/2/2019

Office/Administrative/Technical Activities

Volunteer opportunities helping with administrative, management, and technical tasks. Generally these are on-going shifts or as-needed activities (such as stuffing envelopes for a mailing).
Activity Shifts Start End
EENP Office Clean! 3 5/28/2019 6/18/2019
Office Assistant 1
Video! 1
Volunteer Coordinator 1
Website Design & Maintenance 1

Program: Dog Care and Training Support

Activities related to program work -- includes dog training, training assistants, training room assistants, novel dog volunteers, scent sample volunteers, etc. These volunteer opportunities are typically on-going and not event-related.

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Scent Samples 1

Program: Dog Transport

Volunteer activities to transport dogs, visiting lecturers, etc. 

Activity Shifts Start End
Dog Transport 1

Program: Work Release Transport/Supervisor

Requires OCC qualification and carries a 4 month commitment.

Activity Shifts Start End
Work Release Transport/Supervisor commitment 1

Mission Statement

Eyes Ears Nose and Paws partners people with dogs to improve lives.

We collaborate with the correctional system to train assistance dogs that we partner with people who have disabilities. Our inmate-trainers develop interpersonal, leadership, and job skills while giving back to the community despite their incarceration; and our clients receive life-changing support for their disabilities in the form of a highly-trained canine partner.

Our Service Dogs assist people with mobility impairments.  These dogs assist with a wide variety of daily tasks, including retrieving items, opening doors, operating buttons and switches, and helping prevent and recover from falls. Our Medical Alert Dogs are trained to detect and alert to changes in medical conditions such as diabetes; retrieve medical kits; and get help in an emergency.