Would you like to share your love for animals and inspire empathy in school children? The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is recruiting volunteers to visit classrooms across the province as part of its AnimalSmart humane education program.
AnimalSmart presentations are offered free for elementary-level students, with themes centered around animal well-being and animal emotions.
“The goal is to foster empathy, promote responsibility and inspire a connection with animals,” OSPCA said in a news release. “The program is expanding this fall, with new themes set to roll out, as well as presentations available in French.”
The Ontario SPCA is looking to recruit 50 new volunteers this month.
Volunteers don't need to be teachers or have a background in education. One-on-one coaching and in-classroom mentoring with an experienced educator will be provided.
“We want people to treat animals with respect and kindness,” says Nina Alexander, humane education manager, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “We believe in the power of education to inspire positive change and drive collective action towards a more compassionate future for animals.”
Visit AnimalSmart.ca to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
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