Visiting volunteer together with your dog or cat

Stichting ZorgDier Nederland • job opening nr. 13426

Interesting about this job

You share the love for your pet with vulnerable people and receive a lot in return! Your animal develops through the weekly visits and the many new experiences it gains in the process.

Job tasks and duties

After a free course, you will visit people (at De Zijlen locations) with mental disabilities, who love pets but cannot take care of their own dog or cat, on a weekly basis. You will work closely with the personal supervisors of these people. Visits last ,on average, one hour a week. The activities can include walking together, having a nice chat, grooming the pet, playing games together with the pet, etc.

Job skills and qualities

  • The volunteer forms a close team together with his dog or cat, can 'read' his pet and knows in which circumstances the animal feels at home. He or she enjoys working with this special target group (people with intellectual disabilities).
  • You understand that training beforehand is desirable in order to contribute to these activities in a responsible manner.
  • You are loyal to the organisation (De Zijlen) and the cliënt can count on the volunteer's weekly contribution with his animal.

Extra information

Registration is via the registration form on the website Telephone contact is possible on 0416 858053 or
06 10592212

Editors interviewed the founding of the Care Animal Foundation, the article can be found here 

Job information

Job type Volunteer Work
Services training, volunteer contract, expense allowance, travel expenses, Certificate of Good Conduct is required
Duration indefinite
Hours per week at least 1 hour, max 2 hours
Work hours of your own choosing? Yes
Location Onstwedde, Appingedam, Muntendam, Westerkwartier

Organisation address and information

Stichting ZorgDier Nederland
Postbus 18
5175 ZG Loon op zand