Animal Services Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: City of Winnipeg - Animal Services Agency
Address: 1057 Logan Avenue
Winnipeg MB
Website: https://www.winnipeg.ca/cms/animal/
Organizational Description: Animal Services provides animal control measures to help both people and animals under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. Animal Services cares for may types of pets and adopts out to people all across the province. Our volunteers do a wide variety of tasks such as walking dogs, socializing dogs, cleaning, and laundry.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Dog Socialization
Helping get dogs familiar with walking on a leash.
Teaching dogs/puppies how to be handled.
Spending time with dogs so they are exposed to different people helping them get more comfortable around strangers.

Dog Walking
Taking dogs out for walks.
Taking dogs into the outside enclosures for exercise.

Dog Care
Assist Kennel staff with bathing dogs.
Brushing dogs.
Provide food and water to dogs

Community Outreach
Assist at events
Digital photography of adoptable dogs and uploading to website

Basic cleaning
Washing dishes
Laundry
Sweeping and mopping
Skills Required: Confidence and ability to handle dogs on your own. Ages 14-15 must have guardian while volunteer. Ages 16+ can volunteer alone.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Dog handling skills
- Dog behavioural skills
- Some office skills
- Interacting with public at events

Animal Control Career Opportunities
Working with Dogs Career Opportunities
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
- Volunteers must come in for a minimum 4 hours a month. - Volunteers do not have a set schedule, you are free to volunteer when you want! - Volunteers volunteer during our operating hours (Monday to Friday 11:00 - 6:00 / Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00) and on Stat Holidays. With permission they can volunteer starting earlier on some days.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: ryansokolosky@winnipeg.ca
Online: www.winnipeg.ca/cms/animal/volunteers.stm
Closing Date: May 11, 2020
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