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Volunteer dog walker opportunity

Volunteer Dog Walker

The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is seeking energetic and fur-loving individuals to join our team in a volunteer capacity.

About Us:

The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is a voluntary, non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors.

We specialize in healing sexual trauma so you can talk freely about the hard stuff with no judgement. We provide a range of support services for individuals who are affected by sexual violence including counselling, play therapy, police and court support, crisis support and education.


Volunteer Position: Volunteer Dog Walker

Department: Administration

Accountability to: Administration Manager

Location: Red Deer, Central Alberta


Position Summary:

The Volunteer Dog Walker is an important member of the CASASC team. This is an opportunity to use your skills and love of animals to help in the day-to-day operations of CASASC. You will take Oscar, our pet therapy dog in training, on one of his daily walks during his workday at the office. Oscar is a year and a half old Bernedoodle (large breed) – he is spunky, energetic and really such a sweet guy. If you are willing to help out in this capacity, we would love to have you join our volunteer team.


Responsibilities: As a volunteer dog walker you will

  • Pick up Oscar at the main office and take him for a guided 30-45 minute walk. Leash, treats and waste bags will be provided.
  • Ensure Oscar’s safety during the walk and return to the office.


Qualifications: You will bring many talents and skills to this role including these basics

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Dependable and a willingness to learn.
  • Have a genuine love of animals.
  • Previous experience walking dogs or owning a dog is preferred.


Where and when you would volunteer:

  • You would commit to volunteering approximately once a week for a 30 minute to hour period during CASASC office hours between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • You would check-in in-person at the main office (A201, 5212 48 Street) and take Oscar on foot for a walk anywhere near the office.


How to Apply:

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

This volunteer position requires a satisfactory criminal record reference check and reference check.

Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experiences you can bring to CASASC by sending us your resume and a short email. Email your info to Erin Willmer at ewillmer@casasc.ca

Volunteer Application deadline: Ongoing


Lavish Paws Grooming sponsors Oscar

CASASC is pleased to announce pet care company Lavish Paws Grooming is the official grooming sponsor of Oscar, CASASC pet therapy dog.

Lavish Paws Grooming will be giving Oscar the royal treatment including bathing, brushing, ear cleaning and nail care each month.

Lavish Paws Grooming is located in Gasoline Alley and provides full service pet grooming.

CASASC is thrilled by this sponsorship, which ensures Oscar’s grooming needs are met by a local company.

Stay tuned for updates on Oscar every two weeks.

Feed Sam sponsors Oscar, pet therapy dog

The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is pleased to announce that pet company Feed Sam is the official food sponsor of Oscar, CASASC’s newest pet therapy dog

Feed Sam will be supplying Oscar, a four month old bernedoodle, with all of his nutritional needs each week.

Feed Sam was founded in June 2019 in Lethbridge by Burton and Val. They recently opened a location in Red Deer.

“The knowledge offered by Burton and Val comes from years involved in training, showing and breeding dogs,” says Feed Sam’s website. “Val’s additional experience as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and their combined 35 years experience researching and feeding a raw diet make Feed Sam the last stop you will ever need to make for all your raw feeding needs and nutritional questions.

“Prior to opening Feed Sam a regular conversation in their house went something like ‘Hey did you remember to pick up dog food?’ with a common response being ‘Nope sure didn’t, I’ll be right back!’ For that reason they decided to utilize their years of experience to open their own pet store, offering not only great service, dedication and knowledge, but also a delivery service. The Feed Sam delivery service not only offers a one-time purchase option but also the ability to set your delivery to a recur on a schedule that best suits your life…’set it and forget it’, no more running out.”

CASASC is thrilled by this sponsorship, which ensures Oscar’s needs are met by a local company. Please visit them online at https://feedsam.com

Oscar waits diligently for his food delivery, that arrives right to his front door and is placed in a special bin, keeping it safe from the elements and critters.

Oscar has also been excited about the recent snowfalls in Red Deer. He has been showing his true love of winter by wanting to spend each waking minute frolicking and roaming in the snow.

He is growing by leaps and bounds, attending obedience school and training, quickly acquiring the skills needed to become a certified pet therapy dog.

Stay tuned for an Oscar update every two weeks.