Therapy Dog Unit Member

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

Position ID: V-NLD0333
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022
Last Full Update: 01 May 2018

Opportunity Details: Therapy Dog Unit Member

Contact Amy Turcotte, Branch Administrator; Phone: (Business) 905-372-0564; Email:
Duties Visit 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
Benefits Unique 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.
Clients Seniors, hospital patients, children, challenged adults and children
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Animal Services ; Friend / Penpal
Skills/Experience Friendly & 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 Length Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Location Northumberland County
Number of Positions Northumberland County: 25 individual(s) 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Dog 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.

Agency Details: St. John Ambulance, Cobourg, Northumberland Training Centre

Office Phone 905-434-7800
Address & Map
700 D'Arcy St
Bldg 19, North Door
Cobourg, ON
Canada K9A 5T3
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Mailing Address PO Box 934 
Cobourg, ON 
Canada K9A 4W4