Pet Visitor Volunteer

(Elliott Community (The))

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Position ID: V-GUE1634 Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018 Last Full Update: 30 Aug 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMichelle Holland, Volunteer Coordinator, The Elliott Community; Phone: 519-822-0491 ext 2366; Fax: 519-822-5658; Email: mholland@elliottcommunity.org
DutiesPet Visitor Volunteers will provide one-to-one or small group visits with their pet (dog, cat, bunny, etc) to enrich the resident's quality of life through interaction with pets and their owners. Pets must qualify for this program with behaviour and temperament.
More Info Linkwww.elliottcommunity.org
BenefitsSpend time with your pet while volunteering; Allows those unable to have their own pets the opportunity to interact with animals; Give residents the joy of spending time with an animal
ClientsLong-Term Care and/or Retirement Residents
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Friend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Leadership ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Comfortable interacting with seniors; Good communication skills with residents and with your pet; Pet must be obedient and have high tolerance for human contact; Pet must have current immunization record
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium 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, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationThe Elliott Community
Number of PositionsGuelph: 10 individual(s) 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
CostCost of 2 Step Tuberculin/Mantoux Skin Test
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsWell-trained pet and submission of current vaccination certificate from a veterinarian. 
 
Volunteer must have 2 Step Tuberculin/Mantoux Skin Test.
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Elliott-Community-533703656711802/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ElliottGuelph
Display Until01 Jan 2019
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Organization NameElliott Community (The)
Office Phone519-822-0491
Fax519-822-5658
E-Mailinfo@elliottcommunity.org
Websitewww.elliottcommunity.org
Address & Map
170 Metcalfe St
Guelph, ON N1E 4Y3
 
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