i-CARE* Volunteer Training Program @ AAF What? The i-CARE (i-CARE= individualized canine adoption readiness and enrichment) program is a special program at Animal Adoption Foundation (AAF) for highly committed volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of AAF's dogs. Specifically, volunteers (aka "CAREgivers) will:
help teach AAF dogs valuable "life skills" that will improve dogs' adoptability; this will include teaching dogs a set of core "obedience" and "life" skills; help dogs overcome particular issues that may be keeping a dog from getting adopted; provide individualized enrichment & important social contact for AAF's dogs; partcipate in sessions that are structured and involve working other volunteers; thus, a willingness to work with others is assumed; may be asked to do a limited amount outside reading that supports the hands-on work we are doing; be in sessions facilitated by animal trainer, Eileen Udry, Ph.D. along with co-trainers, Kara M. and Sara S.When?The Winter 2013 offerings of the i-CARE program are being offered at the following times:Group A: Mondays 1:30- 4:00 pm (8/19-10/28)Group B: Tuesdays 4 pm -7 pm (8/20-10/29)Group C: Thursdays 1:30- 4:00 pm (8/22-10/31)Group D: Fridays 1:30- 4:00 pm (8/23-11/1)Group E: Saturdays 1:30- 4:00 pm (8/24-11/2)
You choose the day of the week that you are most regularly available (i.e., you don't have to be available during ALL the session times noted above; you simply choose which "section" or "sections" best suite your schedule). Participants should be able to attend at least 80% sessions for reasons of safety and continuity of skill development. Please do not sign-up if making this commitment is not realistic for you (as the AAF shelter dogs in your CARE will be terribly disappointed :) Who?To be eligible for this program volunteers must:
have completed AAF's CARE Level 3 training by the start of the session you sign up for; be able to attend at least 80% or more of the sessions; and, have a love of dogs and be open to the lessons they teach us! How Do I Say "Yes!"?This program is different than many other volunteer opportunities at AAF because it asks volunteers to sign-up in advance and for a commitment that spans several months. Registration is open to 4 volunteers/session or until 24 hours in advance of the program, whichever comes first. A minimum of 2 people must be signed up for a group or that offering will not be held. If a group is cancelled due to low enrollment, those who have signed up will be notified.
To sign-up for the i-CARE: Use the ""Register" button at the top of this page (or go to: http://icare4dogsataaf.eventbrite.com/. Once you submit the registration form you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know your registration has been received.
Need More Info?For questions about the i-CARE program or more information contact: Eileen Udry: firstname.lastname@example.org