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Animal Therapy

Organization: DeafBlind Ontario Services

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Dec 31, 2017


We are seeking someone with a certified Animal Therapy pet to visit our group home. Our Intervenor staff will be there to assist in the facilitation of pet therapy and to help communicate with our clients. No previous experience working with individuals who are deafblind is required. Note- your pet must be certified as a therapy animal.


Julia Reid



Volunteer Opportunity Address
St. Laurent/Walkley Rd area


Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The volunteer will gain valuable experience and transferrable skills for future employment opportunities; volunteer job satisfaction by working in with individuals who are deafblind.

How will the organization benefit?
Our programming centers around the use of our senses. Pet therapy is a sensory experience. Connecting with an animal may assist clients in reaching a personal goal and bring a unique opportunity for them.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes

Police record check required: Yes