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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 8, 2017


We are seeking someone who has a certified Animal Therapy pet to visit our group home. Our Intervenor staff will be there to assist in the facilitation of pet therapy; to help communicate with our clients. No previous experience working with individuals who are deafblind is required. However, the 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 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