Dog Rehabilitation

Volunteer Position Description

Dog Rehabilitation Volunteer

Responsibilities 

Dog Rehab Volunteers play an important role in assisting the rehabilitation technicians with tasks involving dogs going through therapy. This is a hands-on position, with volunteers handling dogs before and after treatment in various ways, freeing up the rehab techs to provide the direct therapy.

Hours 

Volunteers provide coverage Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (AM shift) and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (PM shift); Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (AM shift) and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (PM shift); Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Qualifications 

Must be 18 years of age, up-to-date with tetanus and rabies series shots. 
Must complete orientation; willing to commit to one shift a week for six months (includes a one-month probation period).

VMC Training 

Initial training and ongoing in-service training is provided by staff supervisor, volunteer manager, and other staff.