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ElderDog Volunteer Opportunity for Volunteer Leaders

Volunteer Opportunity for seniors to promote and support the work of ElderDog Canada

ElderDog Canada Inc. is a volunteer based not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting and supporting seniors and their canine companions by providing in-home dog care support services, fostering, adoptions, loss and bereavement support, and by educating about the significant role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors.

The work of ElderDog is only made possible by the support of volunteers who dedicate their valuable time and skills. In order to expand its volunteer capacity ElderDog has received funding through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Programs for a pilot project in Halifax (formerly HRM) to:

 Develop a volunteer recruitment model for seniors to help seniors

 Recruit and train volunteers who will take a leadership role in broadening its volunteer base for ElderDog Canada’s in-home service program

Leadership volunteer will receive an orientation and will work closely with and receive support from the Project Management Committee.

We are looking for Volunteer leaders in both rural and urban communities throughout Halifax (formerly HRM) who are available to join the project immediately.

Desired volunteer leader skills:

- Empathy with seniors

- Love of dogs

- Comfortable with public speaking and available to speak to

individuals and groups as needed

- Organized

- Able to make a time commitment for training and recruiting

- Leadership skills

Previous volunteer experience and/or connection with seniors groups are assets.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more please email 


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