Want a volunteer role where you get to cuddle adorable greyhounds all day?! Read on…
Our Greyhound Enrichment Volunteers work at both our facilities in Seymour and Tullamarine, providing vital socialisation and enrichment activities for greyhounds housed in our kennels whilst they wait to be adopted.
Activities undertaken include walking, grooming, practice on stairs, general socialisation, and training activities. We also have many other 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 and you!
Limited work placements are also available at GAP Seymour for both veterinary nursing and animal studies students.
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.
Click here to become a Greyhound Enrichment volunteer.
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
Want more information? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
GAP Volunteer Info Session from Wednesday 6th April 2022.