Rights of volunteers
Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated Volunteers have a right to:
To have applicable work, health and safety training as required.
Receive adequate information and a clear job description of what is expected and to understand why they are doing a task and how it fits into the program.
Be assigned a suitable project, task, or job and to say no to tasks they are unable to do, or would rather not do, and to ask for a new job.
To have on the job training and supervision provided by a designated staff member.
Receive respect and support from their co-workers as well as recognition and feedback from their supervisor for their work.
Provide feedback, suggestions, and recommendations regarding their job.
Have access to dispute resolution procedures and to be supported through such a process.
Work in a safe and healthy environment.
Be provided with an appropriate place of work and suitable resources.
Be adequately insured.
Responsibilities of Members
We ask that our members agree to:
Be responsible to and consult with their Supervisor.
Agree to do the job training necessary to carry out duties as stated in the Duty Statement and to ask for support when needed.
Abide by any Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated policies regarding their work.
Appreciate and respect the confidential nature of information that may be acquired during duties; Discuss any grievances or problems with their Supervisor. If they remain unresolved speak to the Manager.
Agree to work in a safe and healthy way and not jeopardize the health and safety of others.
Inform Therapeutic Dog Services of any pre-existing medical conditions or special needs that Therapeutic Dog Services should be aware of, that might affect your ability to undertake certain tasks.
Report any accident or injury immediately to their Supervisor.
Not smoke when representing Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated