Therapy Dog Handler

(St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training)

Position ID: V-MID0194
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 01 Nov 2023

Opportunity Details: Therapy Dog Handler

Contact St. John Ambulance; Phone: (Business) 705 726-0991 * Toll Free 800-269-0968; Fax: 705-726-3246; Email:

Volunteers visit seniors' centres, hospitals and schools with properly evaluated dogs, no less than 1 year old, providing residents and patients the companionship of a pet.

Clients Seniors, children
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Animal Services ; Friend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) - 2 year +
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 60 / Year
Accessibility Unknown - Most locations are fully accessible
Location Simcoe County and Muskoka District - Various Locations
Number of Positions Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Training Orientation ; Scheduled training - 3 months or 10 visits with a trained handler
Transportation Car required
Police Check Required

Agency Details: St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training

Office Phone 705-726-0991
Address & Map
Barrie By The Bay
80 Bradford St, Suite 400
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6S7
Mailing Address Barrie By The Bay 
80 Bradford St, Suite 400 
Canada L4N 6S7