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Volunteer
With Us.

Our volunteers make what we do possible.

The ADAA operates without government funding and relies solely on volunteers, donations and fundraising efforts to continue providing assessments, support to teams, and education to service providers. Please check below regularly for any roles that become available within the charity.

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Current Vacancies

Volunteer Partnership Assessor

UK wide

Role description: 

Assessing dog and handler teams to qualify them for full public access.

 

 

Experience and qualities needed:
 

  • Experience in training assistance dogs using up to date methods.
     

  • A passion for force free, science based training methods
     

  • Excellent communication skills
     

  • Ability to assess and evaluate dogs' behaviour, body language, temperament, and training in various environments.
     

  • Willingness to undergo training provided by the Assistance Dog Assessment Association.
     

  • Ability to be flexible schedule for assessments, which may include evenings or weekends.​
     

What the Applicant Will Gain:

  • Valuable Experience: This volunteer role offers hands-on experience in assessing and evaluating assistance dogs, providing invaluable insights into the training and behaviour of these remarkable animals.

  • Contribution to the Community: By volunteering with the Assistance Dog Assessment Association, you'll be directly contributing to the well-being and independence of individuals with disabilities by ensuring they receive well-trained assistance dogs.

  • Professional Development: Volunteers will receive training and guidance from experienced professionals in the field, enhancing their skills in animal behaviour assessment, communication, and teamwork.

  • Networking Opportunities: Engaging with other volunteers, trainers, and professionals within the assistance dog community can lead to valuable connections and potential future opportunities in the field.

  • Personal Fulfilment: Knowing that your efforts are making a tangible difference in the lives of those with disabilities and their dogs. This volunteer role offers the chance to be part of something meaningful and rewarding.

If you are interested in applying for this role please download our application form and email it once completed to info@theadaa.org

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