SPECIAL NEEDS PLACEMENTS
Volunteers at The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) are expected to have the qualifications, skills and the ability to safely work independently in their volunteer assignment once training has been completed.
Are you with an agency and are looking for a volunteer placement for your client who has a physical, mental or special disability that may affect their ability to perform his/her duties?
Based on your client’s skills and abilities, the agency may be expected to provide a support staff. Your client and his/her support staff must both agree to a minimum six month commitment in order to be considered for volunteer placements. An agency support staff will be asked register as a WHS volunteer and will be expected to accompany your client throughout the entire process of volunteering. The role of support staff will be to provide direction, job coaching and assistance.
To maintain continuity, the same support staff must be at the interview and accompany your client during his or her shift. Please contact volunteer services to register for a future information session.
Are an individual who has a physical, mental or special disability that may affect your ability to perform an assignment?
We may ask you to provide your own committed support system. This may be a friend or a family member who will assist you in your volunteer work. Both of you will be asked to make a minimum six month commitment to The WHS.
Please contact volunteer services at 204.982.2043 to determine an appropriate orientation process for you or your client.