Enhancing quality of life and health through the human - animal bond

Email: therapydogs@tdsinc.com.au

Phone: 0481293370

Tel: 08 8591 8109 Answering Service

Registered Charity: 90 024 628 522 

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Get Involved

Our organisation could not operate without dedicated volunteers – they are our backbone and primary source of support. Without the extra set of hands to help clients participate, the communication between animal and leader, the constant care of our animals and their home, and the partnerships in our community, it would be nearly impossible to serve our clients!

Volunteers play a significant role in the success of the organisation and the dedicated support they provide is greatly appreciated.

We welcome the involvement of volunteers across a wide range of roles within our organisation. 

Individual volunteering opportunities

Whether you have experience with animals, with people or just simply life,

there is a position for everyone at Therapeutic Dog Services

Both adults and young adults are welcome! 

We Offer Volunteering Opportunities

Adelaide Metropolitan

Regional Adelaide Hills & Strathalbyn

South Australia

Administration Task Force

Therapeutic Dog Services

Adelaide Metro and Regional

  • Accounts

  • Admissions

  • Artists

  • Audio Visual

  • Builders

  • Education/Volunteers

  • Dog trainers/behaviourlists

  • First Aid

  • Graphic Design

  • Grounds and Landscaping

  • Group Bookings

  • Human Resources

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Photography

  • Properties

  • Rescue Team

  • Retail Management

  • School Based Trainees

  • Technical

  • Tour Desk

  • Website Team

Therapy Dog Opportunities

Therapeutic Dog Services

Adelaide Metro & Regional

Do you own a well mannered dog?

  • Would you love to share your well mannered dog and make a difference to others?

  • Volunteer positions are available in the utilisation of dogs as therapeutic tools, to educate, heal and rehabilitate clients and patients, within our aged care community nursing homes. ​

  • Positions are available within our community dog visiting program with volunteer placements within our aged care partnering facilities.

We provide:

  • training

  • dog temperament testing

  • police clearance requirements

  • Insurance

  • placement

  • professional development

Dog less Handlers

  • You may be interested in working with us as a volunteer within our Therapeutic Dog Services dog visiting program, but you do not own a dog, or your dog is not appropriate due to temperament.

  • We have some therapeutic teams in which own more than one therapy dog per family.

  • Our policy only allows handler to handle one dog at a time on visitations for obvious reasons being safety!

  • Dog less handlers are volunteers who don't have dogs of their own, but would like to be involved in handling someone else's "extra" dog.

  • A dog less handler would accompany the Therapeutic Dog team on their visit and handle the "extra" dog!

  • As you can appreciate it is only appropriate for one handler to be in control of 1 dog at a time. 

Board, Committee, Leadership Opportunities

Therapeutic Dog Services

Adelaide Metro and Regional


Individuals looking to make a stronger connection with their community by joining a Board or Committee of Management

  • Philanthropy/Fundraising

  • Volunteer Appreciation

  • Finance

  • Design, Marketing & PR

  • Program

  • Human Resources Management

  • Volunteer Management

  • Dog Temperament Accessors

  • Team Induction/Orientation external sites

  • On the job assessments:

  • Volunteer coordination

Strathalbyn South Australia

Animal Assisted Interventions Training and Wellness Centre, Animal Care & Enrichment

Strathalbyn SA

Barn Team : Be a vital part of a fun team that works to keep our animals happy, healthy and safe!

Animal Leading : Take responsibility for one of our AAI Animals before, during and after class.

Support Clients : Provide direct support to our clients from arrival until departure in a safe learning environment.

Animal Handling : Participate in turn in/turn out and help prepare animals for their class. Great for learning to animal lead!

Animal Care Team : Assist our Animal Staff with training our animals and preparing them for success. Great for developing your animal skills!

Instructors Assistant : Provide additional support to the instructor, volunteers and clients before, during and after a class.

Mentor : Participate in our Volunteer Mentoring program to support other volunteers as they gain animal leading skills.

Administration and Tour Guide : Help us with administrative tasks such as answering phones, filing, and conducting tours.

Maintenance and Landscaping : Help us with maintenance tasks around the facility such as painting, repairing fences and building/grounds maintenance.

Let's Make A Difference Together

Here are some ways you can contribute by volunteering:

Qualified Professionals

Adelaide Central - Metro and Strathalbyn  - Regional

  • Qualified Registered Therapist: Volunteer positions are available that focuses on enhancing the psychological well-being of the client. (Partnerships are available) 

  • Certified Dog Trainer: We are always looking for certified dog trainers to contribute to Therapeutic Dog Services Team. (Partnerships are available) 

  • Certified Dog Groomer: We are always looking for certified, professional dog groomers to contribute to Therapeutic Dog Services Team. (Partnerships are available)

We are always looking for certified, professionals to join our team.

Please if you feel you would like to be part of making a difference,

please do not hesitate to contact us.