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Greyhound Enrichment

Volunteering / Foster CareCommunity EngagementGreyhound Enrichment

Want a volunteer role where you get to cuddle adorable greyhounds all day?! Read on…

Our Greyhound Enrichment Volunteers work at the GAP headquarters in Seymour, providing vital socialisation and enrichment activities for greyhounds housed in our kennels whilst they wait to be adopted. Activities undertaken include walking, grooming, dog massage, practice on stairs, general socialisation, and training activities. Limited work placements are also available at GAP Seymour for both veterinary nursing and animal studies students.

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.
  • Enrichment volunteers can be involved regularly every week, or as a “bite-sized” volunteer.

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.

Greyhound Enrichment Activities

We have a new branch of enrichment volunteers that provide activities for our greyhounds including training activities, cognitive, food, and sensory activities.

These activities help improve the well-being of the greyhounds while in our kennels. The activities help reduce stress, assists with problem solving skills and of course are lots of fun for the greyhounds!

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.
  • In addition to the initial volunteer induction, a specific enrichment activity training session will be run during the week, so you know how it all works plus key staff contacts
  • Enrichment volunteers can be involved regularly every week, or as a “bite-sized” volunteer and assist once a month
  • Activities at the Seymour kennels are run every Tuesday and Thursday and once a month on a Saturday for 4-hour shifts
  • Set up, implementation, supervision and clean up of the activities is required
  • You should be comfortable in handling dogs of large size and various energy levels
  • Enrichment volunteers will work as a team or individually, depending on the day

What are the benefits?

  • 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

Want more information? Email Rose on rstreatfeild@grv.org.au

JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY

Click here to view the Greyhound Enrichment Role Description.

Click here to view the Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct.

Click here to apply as a Greyhound Enrichment Volunteer.