Dog Therapy Volunteer

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

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Position ID: V-BAR0049 Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 Last Full Update: 23 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactCatherine Ecker, Program Coordinator, Elizz Paws, SE Health and Saint Elizabeth Foundation; Phone: 647-522-7263; Email:
DutiesVolunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
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BenefitsBring some love to the day of someone in need * enhance end of life care
ClientsSaint 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.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Community Outreach ; Social Interaction ; Therapy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthVolunteers are asked to commit to visiting once a week for one hour. We ask for a year commitment.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Afternoon 
Sunday: Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsBarrie: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is required ; Dog will be evaluated for the right temperament
TransportationThe volunteer will need to provide his ./ her own transportation.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsDog will be evaluated and the volunteer will participate in the evaluation with the dog and an orientation / training following the evaluation
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameSE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
Office Phone705-737-5055
Toll Free Phone1-888-737-5055
Address & Map
85 Ferris Lane, Suite 104
Barrie, ON L4M 6B9
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