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Therapy Dog Handler

Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: May 20, 2018


Bridges is a community-based, collaborative service between four partnering agencies: Youth Services Bureau, CHEO, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, and Ottawa Public Health. Bridges provides a link between hospital and community offering intensive short-term clinical intervention and skill building for youth and their families presenting with complex mental health needs.

The program is looking for volunteers with their own certified therapy dog who can visit the youth engagement groups (small groups of less than half a dozen youth) that run on either Tuesday (4:30 - 5:30 pm) or Thursday (3 - 4 pm) out of our Queensview Dr. location. Bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly schedules can be accommodated to suit the volunteer's availability.


Jillian Deslippe


Ext: 1228


Volunteer Opportunity Address
2675 Queensview Dr.


Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years)

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Persons with a disability

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes