Therapy Dog Programming Assistant


(42.02573,-87.7577)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:00 PM - Sun May 21, 2017 01:30 PM

Where

5215 Oakton StreetSkokie, IL 60077

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

About

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

Skills

  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 minutes every 3rd Sunday: Oct. 2016 - May 2017
  • Required training will be provided one evening in late September or early October.
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