Therapy Dog Unit Member

(St. John Ambulance, Cobourg, Northumberland Service Centre)

Position ID: V-NLD0333 Last Modified: 01 May 2018 Last Full Update: 01 May 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactAmy Turcotte, Branch Administrator; Phone: (Business) 905-372-0564; Email:
DutiesVisit regularly with your dog (visits about 1 hour in length) at an assigned seniors' residence, nursing home, or other facility in Northumberland County from Port Hope to Brighton to Campbellford area; meet and greet the public at community events ranging from fairs and festivals to parades and fundraisers
BenefitsUnique opportunity to share your friendly, gentle, well-mannered dog with those who could benefit from a friendly visit and canine companionship. A fulfilling, enriching volunteer experience.
ClientsSeniors, hospital patients, children, challenged adults and children
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Friend / Penpal
Skills/ExperienceFriendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children ; A friendly, gentle, well mannered dog and an engaging owner
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesTimes vary
SeasonsYear Round
LocationNorthumberland County
Number of PositionsNorthumberland County: 25 individual(s) 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsDog must be at least one year of age and can be of any breed or breeds (except Pitbull breeds banned in Ontario). Dog must be owned by the person wishing to visit with it for at least 6 months prior to application.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
Organization NameSt. John Ambulance, Cobourg, Northumberland Service Centre
Office Phone905-372-0564
Address & Map
700 D'Arcy St, Bldg 19, North Door
Cobourg, ON K9A 5T3
Mailing AddressPO Box 934 
Cobourg, ON K9A 4W4