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ElderDog Canada (ElderDog Canada Halifax Pawd Coordinator)

Organization Name: ElderDog Canada
Opportunity Title: ElderDog Canada Halifax Pawd Coordinator
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2018

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

ElderDog Canada is a federally incorporated, 100% volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to aging people and aging dogs. ElderDog: assists and supports older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions; provides care and companionship for older dogs who have lost an older human companion; educates about the role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors; and, honours life and loss of canine companions through bereavement support and commemoration. There are no fees for any of our services.   ElderDog operates in chapters or Pawds in communities across the country. We have an opportunity for someone to assume the leadership/coordinator of the Halifax Pawd.   As Pawd Leader you would work with a wonderful group of committed ElderDog volunteers and with other ElderDog Pawd Leaders. Your role would include: contacting and welcoming new members/volunteers; outreach and liaison with rescue groups, senior serving organizations; calling and chairing Pawd meetings; participating in conference calls with National Office; working with Program Co-ordinators to facilitate ElderDog “business”; coordinating Pawd roles and keeping records of Pawd activities; negotiating relationships with community organizations (vets, groomers, local businesses); communicating with Pawd members and National Office on an ongoing basis; representing ElderDog at information and fund raising events; serving as back-up for other roles as needed; serving as an ambassador for ElderDog Canada and the Halifax Pawd.

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