JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title Animal Therapy
Position Animal Care, Education etc
Duration 4 Months to 1 year
Tasks and responsabilities [Animal Care Volunteer]
Assisting staff with care and maintenance of wildlife patients Preparing diets and giving feedings Cleaning cages and aviaries Laundry, dishes and general cleaning duties Setting up habitats for indoor and outdoor animals Being an ambassador for wildlife in your community!

[Education and outreach volunteer]
Contribute to the development and delivery of education programs to school and community groups

[Project and maintenance volunteer]
Contribute to the growth and maintenance of the facility and its programs
Requirements [Animal Care Volunteer]
- Requirements
Proof of current tetanus vaccination
Good communication and interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and as a team member Good physical stamina and health Comfortable around birds and mammals Reliable transportation as Wild ARC is not on a transit route

- Training and commitment
In addition to initial orientation, Animal Care Volunteers must complete a minimum of four one-hour training sessions (covering wildlife diseases, baby bird and baby mammal care) before beginning a regular weekly shift. Animal Care Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of one 4 hour shift once a week for 3 months, although many volunteers will stay throughout the year.

[Education and outreach volunteer]
- Requirements
Demonstrated teaching experience or interest Experience working with children and youth Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Independent research ability and computer skills Oral presentation and public speaking experience Reliability and commitment

-Training and commitment
Education and Outreach Volunteers must complete an initial orientation before working with the Education Committee. The commitment is flexible but requires a minimum of 6-8 hours per month.

[Project and maintenance volunteer ]
- Requirements
Flexible - the variety of activities available, including data entry, office work, gardening, cage building, and fundraising, require many different skills
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Reliability and commitment

- Training and commitment
Project and Maintenance Volunteers must complete an initial orientation before assisting on group and individual projects. The commitment is flexible but requires a minimum of 4 hours per month.
About the company Basically the interns would be hooked up with one or more people who have a pet that they take to their pets to visit at retirement homes, hospitals and other facilities where residents benefit from interaction with pets Individual volunteers with their pets, or groups of PATS volunteers visit all types and all levels of care facilities, homes, hospitals, (including Acute Care), schools, and institutions. Over 50 facilities are visited. Home visits can also be arranged.

Their normal visits are on an individual basis, and usually last for approximately 1 hour. The visits are with various friends in the facility.
It is a very rewarding activity. Human volunteers receive orientation regarding safety procedures, confidentiality, and other issues relevant to the facilities they visit. Throughout the year, volunteers have the opportunity to attend workshops presented by health care professionals. The intern client may hook up with a few different people, and also the SPCA for volunteer activity.
There is also the ARC program that may be of interest.