ID: 138764

Greyhound Enrichment

Animal Welfare Regular - less than 6 months Across: Seymour VIC, Tullamarine VIC

About this opportunity

Please note: we have an application process which includes completing an application form and induction that need to be complete before starting volunteering for us. The link to start the application process can be found on GAP's website under the volunteering tab.

What is required?

  • Enrichment volunteers sign up for their own shifts available on the volunteer portal once they have completed their induction training. - Training includes some important health and safety guidelines for working at our kennels, plus an onsite induction.
  • Enrichment volunteers can be involved regularly every week, or as a “bite-sized” volunteer.
  • Enrichment shifts at the Seymour kennels are run every Tuesday to Saturday between 10am-3pm
  • Enrichment shifts at the Tullamarine kennels are run every Monday to Friday and Sunday between 10am-3pm
  • Set up, implementation, supervising the greyhounds and clean-up of the activities is required
  • You should be comfortable in handling dogs of large size (up to 40kg) and various energy levels (including some very excited greyhounds
  • Enrichment volunteers will work as a team or individually, depending on the day

What are the benefits for you?

  • Opportunity to learn new enrichment techniques that you can use with your own pet dogs at home
  • One-on-one contact with greyhounds
  • Gaining experience interacting with greyhounds if you are interested in working in the animal care/training industry
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re improving the greyhound’s well-being and increasing the dog’s chances of being adopted by assisting with their training and behaviour
  • Becoming part of the GAP family

Please note: We require volunteers to be at least 18 years old. If you are not 18, please have a parent/guardian complete the volunteer application form and attend the information session with you.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . Medical Check *. National Police Certificate *.

We will ask for a police check at some stage while you're volunteering with us. Medical check is upon request only.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

The time commitment for our Greyhound Enrichment Volunteers is flexible and depends on your availability. We have shifts available Tuesday to Saturday and you can sign up to as many or as little as you wish. We just ask that you attend at least one shift per year. Specific Shift times are: Tuesday to Saturday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Working with Animals
Training

We have an initial volunteer induction that all volunteers must attend prior to starting volunteering with us. To do the enrichment activities, you will need to attend a separate training session in addition to the induction.