Chauffeur Shelter Dogs to Training Class at Kinship Center


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Feb 06, 2017 03:00 PM - Wed Apr 05, 2017 07:00 PM

Where

124 River RoadSalinas, CA 93908


About

We're preparing for our upcoming program at Kinship Center in Salinas and we need a CHAUFFEUR on Monday and Wednesday from 3pmish-7pmish

UnChained pairs homeless dogs with at-risk youth: the youth learn positive communication and teamwork through teaching the dogs good manners, social skills and basic commands! This training increases the dogs' chances of finding a forever home--dogs with basic skills are 50% more likely to be adopted--while it strengthens the youth's capacity for compassion, responsibility, creativity and bonding. Everyone wins!

GET INVOLVED: If you're interested in volunteering with us, we would love to hear from you! Please fill our our Volunteer Application at: http://www.livingunchained.org/volunteer.htm

CHAUFFEUR ROLE: Our chauffeurs will transport foster pups from their foster homes to Juvenile Hall, where dogs will be trained by the youth. If you have some knowledge dog training, handling or behavior, and enjoy the open road...then this is a great role for you! Chauffeurs often attend class to lend a hand holding leashes and filling water bowls during class as well. Volunteers who attend class should prepare to enter the facility with an open mind, to withhold judgements and to be sensitive to maintaining confidentiality of the youth they encounter.

TIME COMMITMENT: Chauffeurs transport pups one class day per week, and spend approximately 4 hours volunteering on those days, including 1.5 hours of class. Classes run on an 8 week cycle, and we ask volunteers to commit to 6 months of volunteering.

OTHER: Chauffeur volunteers will need to be able to pass a background check in order to enter the Juvenile Hall facility. This may include fingerprinting or providing additional information such as your birthdate and driver's license number.

Skills

  • Transportation
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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