Saturday, October 28, 2006

Blogging 24+ Ways to Make a Difference - LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES @ East Coast Assistance Dogs

Blogging 24+ Ways to Make a Difference - LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES @ East Coast Assistance Dogs is part of a series entitled: "Blogging 24+ ways to make a difference on Make A Difference Day and year-round." The local and international volunteer opportunities included in this series were compiled by:

Shannon Cobb, Deputy Director, The Volunteer Center of United W ay
280 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY10530, USA
TEL (01) 914-227-9313 / FAX (01) 914-948-3032

Agency Information:

  • Agency Name: East Coast Assistance Dogs
  • Agency Address: PO Box 251, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 USA
  • Mission: ECAD's mission is to enable people with disabilities to gain greater independence through the use of specially trained dogs. Our method of achieving this involves working with at-risk youths in residential foster care, teaching them to train Service Dogs to act as the arms and legs of a person with limited physical strength, mobility, or balance.

Contact Information:

  • Contact Name: Alex Hollo
  • Contact Title: Volunteer Coordinator
  • Contact Email: ahzoey AT msn DOT com
  • Contact Phone: (01) 914-693-0600 x 1950
  • Web Site:

Job(s) Listed By Above Agency:

1) Job Title: Weekend Dog Raiser

  • Job Location: New Rochelle
  • Job Description: Help our agency train dogs to assist the disabled. You can help by taking one of our dogs/puppies home for a weekend at a time, helping train them to be familiar with new people. This will help them transition, when it is time, to their assigned owner. All training for these weekend adopters will be provided. Dogs need to be picked up and dropped off at our Dobbs Ferry facility.
  • Minimum Age for Volunteer: 18
  • Minimum Age for youth accompanied by a parent or chaperone: 0
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Training Provided: All tips, guidelines and training will be provided.
  • Time Range of Job: 5 months to 1 year
  • Days Available: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Times Available: All

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