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
CommentsElizz 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.
ContactElizz Paws, SE Health and Saint Elizabeth Foundation; Email:
DutiesVolunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
More Info
BenefitsBring some love to the day of someone in need and 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
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