Safe Families Safe Pets Durham, Temporary Care Provider

(Bethesda House, Shelter & Community Outreach Services)

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Position ID: V-OSH1092 Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 Last Full Update: 08 Nov 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactJaki MacKinnon, Executive Director, Bethesda House (Safe Families, Safe Pets, Durham); Email: director_bethesda@rogers.com
DutiesIn many cases, when a woman is experiencing abuse, so are her pets. And the comfort those pets provide can help a woman and her children survive their journey. Although shelters do their best to be flexible when possible, for a variety of reasons they are not always able to take in the pets of women requesting beds. The SF/SP-D program is run by two women's shelters in Durham. 
 
Temporary pet care provider * care for animals for a few days to a few months * animals are matched based on the volunteers’ preferences and capacity
More Info Linkwww.facebook.com/SFSPDurham/
ClientsWomen and children in domestic violence shelters in Durham Region, and their pets
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Animal Services ; Group / Family Volunteering
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Animal lovers with a home safe and suitable for pets, who have the time and patience to safely look after the happiness and welfare of animals placed in their care on a temporary basis
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; The length of time a pet is placed with a volunteer temporary care provider depends upon the time the owner/woman in shelter needs, to do what she needs to do to be able to move on from the shelter * this time varies based upon their individual circumstances
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationThroughout Durham Region
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
 
16 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on-going
CostNo cost to the volunteer temporary care provider
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsRequired to complete a home interview and provide 3 appropriate references * homes (houses, apartments, etc.) must be safe and pet-friendly
Liability InsuranceNot Available
Agency Details
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Organization NameBethesda House, Shelter & Community Outreach Services
Office Phone905-623-6045
Toll Free Phone24-hour Support Line 1-800-338-3397
Fax905-623-6054
E-Mailbethesdahouse1@rogers.com
Websitebethesdahouse.ca
Address & Map
Bowmanville, ON
 
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Mailing AddressPO Box 82 
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K8

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