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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-962-7933
Fax 613-962-6211
E-Mail quinte@on.sja.ca
Website www.sja.ca
Primary Contact Christine Coakley, Client & Volunteer Coordinator, St. John Ambulance Loyalist Branch (Quinte); Phone: 613-962-7933; Fax: 613-962-6211; Email: christine.coakley@on.sja.ca
Alternate Contact Aaron Sousa, Community Coordinator, St. John Ambulance Loyalist Branch (Kingston); Phone: 613-384-8062 * 1-877-512-7525; Fax: 613-384-4095; Email: Aaron.Sousa@on.sja.ca
Primary Executive Gord Hunter, Branch Manager, St. John Ambulance Loyalist Branch; Phone: 613-384-8062; Fax: 613-384-4095; Email: Gord.Hunter@on.sja.ca
Address & Map
417 Montrose Rd
Belleville, ON K8R 1B2
 
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Physical Access Partially Accessible - call for details ;  
 
 
Description & Services
Description (Service) They know there are few things in life that inspire as much joy in people as a wet nose and a wagging tail. Research has shown that visits from Therapy Dogs help people recovery more quickly from surgery, and strokes and can reduce feelings of loneliness, depression and anxiety associated with an illness. The unconditional love of a Therapy Dog can also assist with prescribed therapy and lowering blood pressure. 
 
That’s why for nearly two decades they have been proud to provide the Therapy Dog Program. The Therapy Dog Program has well behaved canine ambassadors and their handlers visit people in hospitals special needs programs in long-term care facilities.  
 
Each of the dogs in our program is carefully evaluated to ensure the best temperament for the task. There is no size restriction for participating canines. 
 
They are always looking for hardworking and enthusiastic people to join the community services units. If you are at least 18 years old, own a dog, and are interested in brightening a person’s day, they would love to talk to you. Contact your local Branch to learn about the Therapy Dog volunteer opportunities, and come see if St. John Ambulance is the place for you and your dog!
Hours Office is open 8 am-4 pm (closed for lunch, 12 noon-1pm)
Areas Served Hastings County ; Northumberland County ; Prince Edward County ; City of Belleville; City of Quinte West.
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Dogs must be at least 1 year of age, lived at its current address for at least 6 months and may not be restricted breed as defined by Bill 132.
Application Volunteers should contact the office to apply and for more information on St. John Ambulance's volunteer screening policy (which includes a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening);  
Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations (including rabies), be certified in good health by a veterinarian and successfully complete St. John Ambulance's Therapy Dog Evaluation
Languages English
Fees None ; Costs associated with application (e.g. police record check, dog vaccinations) are the responsibility of the volunteer.
Bus Route Notes Belleville Transit Map
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1884 (St. John Ambulance in Ontario); 1992 (St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program)
Funding Donations ; United Way ; Fees
Date Updated 29 Jul 2014
Subjects
Service Categories Pet Assisted Therapy

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