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ElderDog Canada Inc. (Coordinator Dartmouth East Pawd)

Organization Name: ElderDog Canada Inc.
Opportunity Title: Coordinator Dartmouth East Pawd
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: February 16, 2015
End Date: February 16, 2018

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • 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. The Dartmouth East Pawd is well established and very active. We have an opportunity for someone to assume the leadership/coordinator of this very well organized and important community-based service organization. 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 Dartmouth East Pawd. Estimated number of hours: 20/month For more information or to express interest in this very rewarding and important volunteer opportunity, contact

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