Dog Therapy Volunteer

(SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services)

Position ID: V-BAR0049
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020
Last Full Update: 03 Feb 2020

Opportunity Details: Dog Therapy Volunteer

Comments 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.
Contact Elizz Paws, SE Health and Saint Elizabeth Foundation; Email:
Duties Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
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Benefits Bring some love to the day of someone in need and enhance end of life care.
Clients 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.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Animal Services ; Community Outreach ; Social Interaction ; Therapy
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Volunteers are asked to commit to visiting once a week for one hour. We ask for a year commitment.
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Unknown
Location Barrie
Number of Positions Barrie: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is required ; Dog will be evaluated for the right temperament
Transportation The volunteer will need to provide his / her own transportation.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Dog will be evaluated and the volunteer will participate in the evaluation with the dog and an orientation / training following the evaluation
Liability Insurance Available
Community Sets Barrie ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

Agency Details: SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services

Office Phone 705-737-5055
Toll Free Phone 1-888-737-5055
Address & Map
85 Ferris Lane, Suite 202
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 6B9