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Position #: 1914
OrganizationCool Aid Society
Position: Therapy Animals with Therapy Human Partner - Rock Bay Landing - Animal Therapy
Location: 535 Ellice Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: VICTORIA COOL AID SOCIETY

Homelessness touches many lives at a significant cost to communities. The Cool Aid Society has been a key player in the work to end homelessness in the Capital Region for decades and, with your help, is developing 360 more apartments for people who are currently homeless.

Volunteers run many of our programs here at Rock Bay Landing (RBL). Without their time, our clients would be unable to access computer services, hygiene services, clothing and other donations. The time given to us by our volunteers is immeasurably valuable and we appreciate every moment of it.
Description: Therapy Animals and their Pet Partners are wanted to interact with those who access our services. The animal and owner must be animal therapy trained. Only therapy pairs (pet and owner) will be considered.
Animal Therapy is a proven stress-reliever and has benefited our clients greatly in the past. The Therapy Animal and their Human Partner could set up in a room where clients could meet with them. Common areas can allow clients to engage with the Therapy Animal in a safe environment.
Training Details: Orientation would be given for free. There is one meal available for volunteers during their shift.
Working Conditions: Walking around a shelter environment.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: Commitment of 2-3 hour shifts. Morning, Afternoon and Evenings Monday-Sunday.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group, ESL
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest: Animals/Pets, Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect
How to Apply
Application File:
Website: https://coolaid.org/
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Michelle Latour
Phone: 250-383-1951 Ext. 4
Address: 535 Ellice Street Victoria, V8T 2G8

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