Furry Friendly Visitor

Organization Details
Organization Name: Golden Links Lodge
Address: 2280 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg MB  R2N 3Z6
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Organizational Description: Golden Links Lodge is an 88-bed accredited not-for-profit Personal Care Home in St. Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, owned by the Oddfellows and Rebekahs. Our philosophy of care is resident- and family-centred, supported by our core values of compassion, dignity, respect and integrity.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Bring your well behaved, gentle, kind dog and provide meaningful interaction and engagement with residents that are interested. You will not be assisted by an employee during your visits. This is an independent volunteer opportunity.
Skills Required: You should be comfortable working with the elderly. Ability to communicate fluently in the written and spoken English language. You have the ability to engage and encourage participation with your dog in a thoughtful and loving manner. Your loving pet should be up to date with all vaccinations (you will be required to provide documentation), obey basic commands, comfortable on a leash, willing to be handled and given A LOT OF LOVE and attention.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: You will gain valuable experience working with elderly, communicating effectively and compassionately.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
The volunteer opportunity is based on your availability. Our facility is happy to work with all volunteers regarding schedules. We want the experience to be rewarding for both the resident/family/staff as well as the volunteer!
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: info@goldenlinks.mb.ca
Phone: 204-257-9947 ext. 225
In Person
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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