Pawsitive Squad CIC
Paws of Hope, Paws of Love,
Paws of Life
Our virtual support volunteers provide a vital support to us and our customers. We have several volunteering opportunities outlined below:
Virtual support volunteers provide mentorship and one to one support to Pawsitive Squad client. They work within a team of virtual support volunteers to enable up to 3 Pawsitive Squad clients with additional or alternative needs to access all aspects they wish of the virtual training program offered and enabling the client to fulfil their full potential within the program.
Exact duties will vary between volunteers depending on the need of the clients they are supporting but can include:
Exact duties will vary between volunteers depending on the need of the clients they are supporting.
The main skills and qualities we look for in potential virtual support volunteers are:
No previous experience is required and training is provided. As with all Pawsitive Squad roles, this role is subject to enhanced DBS check, 2 referees and interview.
Description: Working in pairs with another sibling support volunteer to provide monthly virtual activities for siblings of disabled young people on our assistance dog programs. At Pawsitive Squad, the whole family is included in the community. We run parent activity sessions weekly already and are adding in these new sibling sessions to ensure the siblings do not feel left out. Siblings of disabled children can often feel excluded and face additional challenges which other young people do not face. By having these sessions, we want to feel a part of our community, to have a special time where they are the focus and where they can socialise and share with other young carers.
Training & support:
Successful candidates will be provided with a volunteer manual outlining how to perform their role as well as 2 hours of zoom group training. The volunteer’s supervisor will check in with the volunteer via email monthly and 3 monthly via zoom. Top up training provided, as necessary.
From one to five hours every month, 1 hour on a fixed date to run the session but the other hours are flexible planning time.
This is a position where volunteers are required to work from home only. The volunteer requires secure access to a computer/laptop/ tablet with up to date virus prevention software and reliable WIFI connection.
All volunteers will require an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check and 2 references (one professional, one personal).
Due to conflict of interest we are unfortunately unable to accept volunteers who work with dogs or in animal therapy or who are studying an animal course.
Volunteer writers role is to create content for our blog, website and social media - this includes interviewing clients about their disabilities, the impact they have and training journey through Pawsitive Squad to share as their public profile upon completing their gold award. Hours per month is very flexible. You simply select a new assignment from the selection provided once you complete the previous. For this role you will be required to have an interview, enhanced DBS check and referees as you will be having direct virtual contact with clients. For this role you need to be confident