Our Mission
About the Position
Position # 3166
OrganizationElderDog South Vancouver Island Pawd
Position Social Media Volunteer - Communications
Impact Statement ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, registered charitable organization dedicated to ageing people, ageing dogs, and the important connection they enjoy. We recognize the importance of the human-animal bond and we focus on supporting seniors and their canine companions. The South VI Pawd assists seniors and dogs across Southern Vancouver Island (Chemainus to Sooke to Sidney)

Our goals are to:
• Assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions (this includes activities such as dog walking, transport to vet, groomer appointments, etc.);
• Promote the welfare of older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness, relocation or death of a human companion (we provide emergency foster care and/or rehoming for dogs whose seniors are unable to care for them)
Description Love Social Media? Love dogs? Want to help local seniors care for their dogs? Join our communications team!!

We are looking for a few enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative people to provide and post content for our social media platforms. This will include updating our Facebook and Instagram pages with ElderDog news; as well as posting fun, interesting content to engage and inform our volunteers.

Our goals for social media exposure are to:
• Promote awareness of ElderDog’s services throughout South Vancouver Island
• Grow our team of dog walking volunteers
• Engage and inform current ElderDog volunteers
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details Volunteers who work directly with seniors 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.
Working Conditions Volunteers will work remotely and are welcome (but not required) to attend monthly virtual meetings with the Pawd's leadership team.
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, Communication/Public Relations, Senior Services
Skill(s) Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Public and Media Relations, Written Communication
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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