Sophia SnuffelVolunteer

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Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 153, 1012 RK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Teaching
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Detailed description

Do you have a social, obedient and child-friendly dog and would you like to be in front of the class? Then working as a volunteer for the Sophia SnuffelCollege might be something for you! Together with your dog you visit the lowest groups of primary schools to teach children how to handle dogs safely.

Job description:

Do you have a social, obedient and child-friendly dog and would you like to be in front of the class? Then working as a volunteer for the Sophia SnuffelCollege might be something for you! Together with your dog you visit the lowest groups of primary schools to teach children how to handle dogs safely. In this way, the number of dog bites in children can be limited and the fear of dogs decreases. Moreover, the Sophia SnuffelCollege contributes to more understanding and respect for dogs and other animals. The Sophia SnuffelCollege is a project of the Queen Sophia Association for the Protection of Animals. "It is fantastic to be a sniffer volunteer! You can really teach children something through the interaction with your dog. Working with your own dog makes it the ideal volunteer work for me and you also contribute to our society. In short, volunteering that is fulfilling. gives!" - Ilja Moll "Even if there was only one child that would not be bitten by a dog, then my many years of commitment to the Sophia SnuffelCollege has already paid off." - Dorette Stöveken Activities: The Sophia SnuffelCollege consists of three weekly lessons of 30 to 45 minutes. In the first lesson you introduce the children to a hand puppet. During the second and third lesson, your dog comes into the classroom and the theory is put into practice. How do you tell if a dog is angry or sad? When can you pet a dog and when should you leave it alone? You explain the most important rules for dealing with dogs in a playful way. In addition, you let the children practice stroking, brushing and giving treats. Afterwards everyone receives a SnuffelDiploma and a workbook with games and information for the parents.

Job requirements:

What do we expect from you? You can deal well with children and enjoy this, you have thorough knowledge of dog behavior, you are available at least 9 half-days per year during school hours, you are representative of the association and you support our goals, you have your own transport to dog schools, you are willing to approach schools in your area. What do we expect from your dog? He is a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 8 years old, he has taken a basic course at a dog school (this is not the puppy course, but the obedience training that follows), he is covered by the liability insurance (AVP) of the owner, he is stress resistant and likes to interact with children.

Working time:

during school
What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

🤝 Extra support

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