1-02-16 to 31-1-2017
Polish Foundation is a non-governmental organization that works in area of pet-assisted therapy. Dogtor Foundation is involved in dog therapy – a form of activity aimed at people with physical and mental disabilities and those suffering from other dysfunctions and illnesses. We and our dogs work mainly with disabled children (e.g. with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy etc.). We also provide specialist training for dogs and for people in regard to dog therapy, as well as a dog obedience school, educational activities for children of different age groups, teaching the correct and safe behavior with dogs and respect for animals. All the activities take place in schools, kindergartens, homes for children, hospitals and other special institutions, as well as at the Polish Foundation’s headquarters in Gdynia
On the daily bases the volunteer takes part in the whole organization’s life including interaction with customers, assistance to the therapists during the workshops and the group sessions, work with documentation, preparation and dissemination of informational and promotional materials, participating in promotional activities, help in office and administration tasks and other small everyday tasks.
According to the interests and abilities of the volunteer, he/she will be expected to take part in preparing and organizing teaching materials for therapy and education, as well as to plan and conduct selected dog therapy activities. They may also be expected to take photo documentation of selected activities.
Additional tasks of the volunteer will be to help with selection, training and examination of dogs for dog therapy.
The final tasks of the volunteer are assigned together with the project coordinator according to the volunteer’s interests, abilities, and also current organization’s needs.
We especially welcome applicants with a friendly attitude toward animals, who like working with children and disabled people, full of creativity, honesty, and openness. Great communication skills are a must. S/he should be open for different and new people from other countries and cultures, from different age groups and like to co-operate and work in groups. On the whole, the volunteer should be interested, open-minded to contribute with one’s own creativity in the group’s work and willing to develop his/her personality.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month)
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in english you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “EVS Dog Therapy”.