Dog Therapy Volunteer
(SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services)
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Position ID: V-BAR0049
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020
Last Full Update: 03 Feb 2020
Opportunity Details: Dog Therapy Volunteer
|Elizz Paws is a new dog therapy program and is part of the charitable work of Saint Elizabeth Foundation. Volunteers and their dogs (18 months and older) will visit clients who are elderly, experiencing isolation or receiving palliative care either at their home, retirement home, nursing home, hospice or hospital.
|Elizz Paws, SE Health and Saint Elizabeth Foundation; Email: email@example.com
|Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
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|Bring some love to the day of someone in need and enhance end of life care.
|Saint Elizabeth clients, and those who would benefit from an opportunity to interact with a dog.
Clients do not need to be receiving services from SE Health. There is no cost to the client to have a dog visit.
|18 year(s) and up
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours
|Areas of Interest
|Animal Services ; Community Outreach ; Social Interaction ; Therapy
|Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
|Volunteers are asked to commit to visiting once a week for one hour. We ask for a year commitment.
|One-on-one ; Small Group
|1 / Week
|Number of Positions
|Barrie: 10 individual(s)
10 individual(s) needed in total.
|Orientation ; Training is required ; Dog will be evaluated for the right temperament
|The volunteer will need to provide his / her own transportation.
|Dog will be evaluated and the volunteer will participate in the evaluation with the dog and an orientation / training following the evaluation
|Barrie ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland