ID: 154474

Dog Walker (Inner West Neighbour Aid)

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Ashfield NSW, Canada Bay NSW, Strathfield NSW, Burwood North NSW

About this opportunity

About us

Inner West Neighbour Aid connect people who are passionate about helping others with people who need support to live safely and independently at home and remain active in the community by running tailored programs.  Our two main services are Social Support and Home Maintenance.  The following programmes require the help of volunteers.  Social Outings, Home Visiting, Dog Walking, Gardening, 5 Senses Garden Workshops.

About the role

Dog lovers wanted!   Love dogs, enjoy walking and being outdoors?

Inner West Neighbour Aid support local elderly community members with social support programmes to stay independent for longer, this includes helping with their dog health and wellbeing.

Dogs typically love volunteers who, are or have been pet owners and find joy in spending time with dogs.  Assisting with dog walking ensures the health and wellbeing of dogs who may not have owners who are physically able to or who can’t walk far from home and give the exercise time the dog needs.

Dogs need to be walked on regular basis and we require volunteer who can commit to a regular routine, commit as much time as they can comfortably manage.  Visits will be arranged so they are mutually convenient time.

Dog walking volunteers are in solo charge of dogs only and will not be walking with clients.  If you would like to be involved with client social visiting, please see our social support positions.

The suitable volunteer will have the following attributes:

  • Able to pass a police check
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Be reliable and able to commit to at least 6 months


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

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

Monday to Friday, flexible

Type of work
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Working with Animals
Training

Training and induction will be provided. Inner West Neighbour Aid are mindful and trained to support clients and volunteers with social distancing, health and safety procedures.