Pet Therapy Visitor

(ThorntonView, Long Term Care Residence)

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Position ID: V-OSH0531 Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 Last Full Update: 11 Jan 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactKaren Haw, Volunteer Coordinator, ThorntonView Long Term Care; Phone: 905-576-5181 ext 2017; Fax: 905-576-0078; Email:
DutiesActively recruiting volunteers ahead of resuming the program 
You and your certified dog (by St. John's Pet Therapy/Therapeutic Paws of Canada) interact with the residents in the home visiting one to one * engage in conversation and allow residents to pet the dog
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BenefitsDevelop strong interpersonal skills * contribute to a strong, healthy community environment and Thornton View
ClientsSeniors and young adults
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Strong ability to interact and converse with people
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; 6 months minimum commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Afternoon, Evening 
Volunteer to choose time that works with their schedule
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationThornton View Long Term Care, 186 Thornton Rd S, Oshawa
Number of PositionsDurham Region ; Oshawa 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required - **must be certified by St Johns Ambulance Pet Therapy/Therapeutic Paws of Canada
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector police check * volunteer application * pet that is calm, well mannered and has all their shots up to date * St. John's Ambulance Certified * Therapeutic Paws of Canada
Liability InsuranceNot Available
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Organization NameThorntonView, Long Term Care Residence
Office Phone905-576-5181
Address & Map
186 Thornton Rd S
Oshawa, ON L1J 5Y2
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