Pet Visitor Volunteer

(Elliott Community (The))

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Position ID: V-GUE0069 Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactKim Barfoot, Resident Engagement Coordinator, The Elliott Community; Phone: 519-822-0491 ext 2103; Fax: 519-822-5658; Email:
Duties- To provide an opportunity for residents to interact and bond with animals 
- Check in with Recreationist or designate prior to beginning visits 
- Introduce yourself and your pet to the residents 
- Allow opportunities for resident to pet/handle the animal (as appropriate) 
- Only visit residents who have indicated an interest in having pet visits 
- Excellent verbal communication skills 
- Comfortable interacting with seniors 
- Patient, kind and positive 
- Enjoy being part of a team and working effectively with others 
- Pet must be obedient and have a high tolerance for human contact 
- Pet must have current immunization records 
- Small to medium sized dogs with medium to low energy
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being
Benefits- Allows those unable to have their own pets the opportunity to interact with animals 
- Spend time with your pet while assisting in the community 
- Give the residents the joy of spending time with an animal
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Health Care ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationThe Elliott Community
Number of PositionsGuelph 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline31 Dec 2022
CostCost of 2 Step TB Test ($40/test)  
$5.00 FOB deposit
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements3 COVID-19 Vaccinations  
Annual Flu Shot  
2 Step TB Test  
Vulnerable Sector Check
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Start DateOn or after 15 Apr 2022
Display Until01 Oct 2022
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Organization NameElliott Community (The)
Office Phone519-822-0491
Address & Map
170 Metcalfe St
Guelph, ON N1E 4Y3
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