BC SPCA


School Presenter - Humane Education

BC SPCA School Presenter

At the BC SPCA our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. 

Education is at the heart of preventing cruelty and enhancing the life of all animals. Our school presenters play a key role in educating children about pet care, empathy towards animals, social responsibility and safety. 
 
We have set presentations that we make available to teachers along with classroom lessons to complement the presentation. Our presenters bring in their own temperament tested dog to demonstrate and introduce students to the role we play in providing pets with good animal welfare and how to stay safe around dogs.
 
Qualifications:
 
The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and speaking to a group of school aged children in a professional manner. Must be available during school hours at a minimum of 1 day a week. The school presenter will also have their own dog to take with them to presentations and the dog must pass a BC SPCA temperament test which will be arranged once the candidate has been selected for an interview. 

This position is well suited for retired teachers, teachers on call or others with experience working with large groups of school aged children. The numbers of days/month of volunteer time required will vary on the number of classroom requests.  The volunteer is required to provide a criminal record check and have their own vehicle. Must be 19 years or older.  
 
Training will be provided. Temperament test of dog will also be provided.
 
Benefit:
Sharing your passion for animals with children. 

Annual recognition and regular feedback are provided to all volunteers.
 
Deliverables / Duties:
Arrange date/time of presentation with the teacher, present prescribed material to students grades K-6.
 
 Time Commitment: 3 hours per month
 
Time of Volunteer Engagement: weekdays