Canine Enrichment Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Humane Society
Address: 45 Hurst Way
Winnipeg MB  R3T 0R3
Organizational Description: To protect animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Do you have experience with dogs and have a good understanding of canine positive reinforcement training?

Join our K9 Wellness Team who are doing incredible work with shelter dogs! Individuals who successfully meet the criteria through an interview process will be selected to continue with the training and assessment requirements.

Skills Required: Here is the criteria and what we & our pooches need from you:

- You must be able to demonstrate and articulate clear knowledge and understanding of canine behaviours.

- You must be independently and physically capable of handling large breed dogs (50 lbs +).

- You must successfully complete the required online training modules. 

- Commit to a 2 week in-person training program and be assessed by WHS Behaviour Team on these skills.

- Apply WHS positive reinforcement training methods when handling shelter dogs.

- Accept direction and guidance from Behaviour Team and shift leads (Canine Behaviour Assistant- Volunteer).

- Willing to commit to a regular weekly 2-hour shift, scheduled rain or shine, hot or cold.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Animal related field.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Current openings include weekday afternoons - 2-5pm, evenings 5-7pm and weekends.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Evaluation
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2022