Volunteering

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Therapy Dog Teams

Our therapy dog teams are wonderful volunteer dog owners with very special pups.Therapy dog teams play 2 vital roles at Pawsitive Squad. Some therapy dog teams attend our weekly canine assisted activities classes in which young people with disabilities play games and exercises with the volunteer and their dog under the instruction and supervision of the trainer. We will take on 'in training' therapy dogs from 15 weeks old in these classes. The other role therapy dogs have at Pawsitive Squad is conducting visits to organisations that support young people with disabilities such as schools, hospitals and youth groups. Dogs must be over 9 months for this role and be fully vaccinated, flea and wormed, not raw fed and insured. For therapy dog visits the handlers are trained to run basic canine assisted activities sessions within organisations themselves. We have two recruitment sections a year - between January and April and August till October. 

 

Our events teams aim is to spread the word about Pawsitive Squad and help us raise funds to go towards our services for young people with additional needs by holding stalls and activities at events such as dog shows. This is a really fun role and no two events are the shame. Lots of the events are child and dog friendly and you are welcome to pick and chose which events you join us at. At some events we will be selling equipment and handing out leaflets and at others we will be hosting games like hook a duck and dog activities including workshops and dog competitions. 

Events Team Member
Research Students and Work Experience

Here at Pawsitive Squad we want to contribute to research in medical, health, education and social care as well as in animal science. Each academic year we aim to take on three higher or further education students to support our research or to conduct their own research within our organisation. We also will consider all work experience applications from young people in year 11, 12 or 13, futher education college or in higher education if appropriate and in line with the law. We consider all applications on an indidivual basis. To apply to either join our research team or apply for work experience please email us at enquiries@pawsitivesquad.co.uk