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Pet Therapy Volunteer

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Position description: 

Do you have a Miniature horse who loves people? Or a dog, gecko, parrot, bunny, or cat?  We'd love to have you and your pet bring joy to our animal-loving residents through weekly visits!


Visit one on one, engage the elderly with your pet, report to staff any feedback info on the visit,have fun watching the difference your pet will make to an isolated senior!


A patient, caring, respectful attitude is required to interact in this role. Also, your animal must be screened by the Northern Alberta Pet Therapy Association (the cost will be reimbursed), and an annual veterinarian report must be provided concerning vaccination updates and medical history.

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

Snacks, ongoing recognition, and a more formal type of recognition annually will be provided. Clear current criminal records check within the last 90 days.

How to apply: 
Contact person: 
Alan MacKenzie
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
The mission of The Good Samaritan Society is to extend Christian Hospitality through a continuum of care to those in need or at risk, regardless of race or religious belief.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
14 Sep 2017
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Mill Woods Care Cenre
101 Youville Drive East
Edmonton, AB T6L 7A4