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Position # 3119
OrganizationElderDog Canada Victoria Pawd
Position Dog Care Support Volunteer
Impact Statement Love dogs? Want to help local seniors? Volunteer with ElderDog. Help keep love in the home.

Our volunteers assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions.
Description Volunteers involved in dog care support help us "keep love in the home" by assisting older adults with basic dog care so that they can stay together as long as possible. Most often, this involves dog walking but also could include things such as driving a dog to a vet or groomer appointment, helping out with basic grooming such as brushing or bathing, delivering dog food.

These activities may seem simple to volunteers but they mean the world of difference to someone who needs help in any of these areas. Very often, it means the difference between someone being able to keep or give up their beloved companion.

Time commitment: depends on volunteer availability. We only ask that the commitment is reliable and consistent.
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details Volunteers are required to complete 4 steps:

Step 1: Completion of a volunteer application. This can be found on our website: www.elderdog.ca/Volunteer.
Return your completed form via email to: elderdogvictoria@gmail.com

Step 2: Completion of a Vulnerable Sector Check through your local police department. A letter from ElderDog is required and will be provided to you upon completion of step #1.

Because this is a background check for a volunteer position through a charitable organization, there is no cost to you to obtain this check.

Step 3: Submission of a photo (headshot/selfie) that will be used to create a personal ID badge.

Step 4: Attendance at a (virtual) orientation session. An invitation to upcoming sessions will be sent to you once your application form is received.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Hours are flexible.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Animals/Pets, Senior Services
Skill(s) Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Sensitivity, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website http://www.elderdog.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Tanya Ellston
Address x Victoria, x
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