Skills required
File Management Organizing Volunteer Engagement
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule

Dog Care Support Coordinator - ElderDog Canada - Halifax

ElderDog Canada is a 100% volunteer-run, national charity dedicated to ageing people
and ageing dogs. Through our Dog Care Support for Seniors Program we enable
older adults, living at home and with challenges affecting dog care, to continue to benefit
from their relationship with their canine companions.

ElderDog volunteers provide regular, in-home dog care support that includes:
- assistance with obtaining food and feeding;
- assistance with animal hygiene; minor grooming such as bathing, nail clipping or help with brushing; 
- dog walking;
- transportation to and from vet or groomer;
- temporary care during hospitalization.

There are no fees for any of our services.

Responsibilities and Requirements (mentoring and ongoing support provided)

The Dog Care Support Coordinator works with other volunteers in the Dog Care Support for Seniors Program and Pawd Leader. Responsibilities include:
- following all Dog Care Support Program guidelines and procedures
- responding to inquiries for assistance including those that are urgent and require prompt response;
- coordinating initial visits with seniors to determine services required and complete Assistance Agreement;
- overseeing senior support volunteers including ensuring photo IDs have been issued and providing orientation to Program;
- scheduling senior support services;
- keeping records of Program activities;
- submitting required paperwork to National Office;
- participating in bi-monthly teleconferences with other Dog Care Support Coordinators;
communicating with Pawd Leader, members, and National Office on an ongoing
- mediating conflicts or issues;
- strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
- knowledge of or willingness to learn Google Docs and Gmail.

For more information or to express interest in coordinating this very rewarding and
important service for seniors and their dogs, contact
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
gratification of making a difference in the lives of senior people and their dogs; enjoyment of time spent with dogs; working collaboratively with other volunteers; being part of a national organization; mentoring and support.
Skills required
File Management Organizing Volunteer Engagement
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule