Therapy Dog Programming Assistant

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Skokie Public Library

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Rainbow Therapy Time
Volunteers facilitate the interaction between children and dogs in partnership with the dog handler.

Assist with a monthly Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy Time program by serving as a one-on-one aide for children ages 7-12. Help facilitate children's interaction with dogs with the goal of overcoming anxiety, strengthening motor skills, building social skills, and improving verbal skills. The program takes place the 3rd Sunday of every month, October through May. Commitment time is noon-1:30pm

Experience working with children with disabilities is required.

To see the program in action, view our video at https://youtu.be/43yd79iBRUA

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About Skokie Public Library

Location:

5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077, US

Mission Statement

We help you discover and learn new things, enrich your life, and exchange ideas with our materials, technologies, and experiences.

Description

Skokie Public Library

WHEN

Mon Sep 23, 2019 - Tue Jun 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM  

WHERE

5215 Oakton StreetSkokie, IL 60077

(42.02573,-87.7577)
 

SKILLS

  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 minutes every 3rd Sunday: Oct. 2018 - May 2019
  • Required training will be provided one evening in late September or early October.

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