Make a Pawsitive Impact: Become a Pet Therapy Volunteer!

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ORGANIZATION: Fairview Southdale Hospital


Make a pawsitive impact and unleash joy and become a pet therapy volunteer!

Fairview Southdale Hospital is seeking more pet therapy volunteers! Fairview Southdale hospital recognizes that pet therapy offers numerous benefits to patients and staff, such as emotional support, physical health, distraction, relaxation, social interaction, improved mood and outlook, and reduction of perceived stress.

Pet Therapy Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Provide visits to patients/staff on units identified by the Volunteer Services Coordinators & Leadership at each site.
  • Ensure the animal is on-leash, and handler is always in control and attentive to the needs of the therapy animal while on the facility grounds.
  • Follow all current policies, procedures and guidelines regarding Pet/Therapy Animals in/on M Health Fairview facilities and grounds.
  • Therapy animal must be a registered volunteer and wear an official identification badge.
  • Age Requirement: the human volunteer (handler) must be 18 years or older.
  • We accept certifications from Pet Partners and Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Pet must me current on all vaccinations.
  • Time commitment: Two- hour shift each week.

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More opportunities with Fairview Southdale Hospital

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About Fairview Southdale Hospital


6401 France Ave S., Edina, MN 55435, US

Mission Statement

Fairview is driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.




Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


6401 France Ave S.Edina, MN 55435



  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hour shift each week. We also ask for a minimum commitment of 100 hours of volunteer service.
  • Background check and current immunizations for pet handler and current pet immunizations and pet therapy certification from either Pet Partners or Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

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