107 people are interested
Therapy Animal Volunteering
ORGANIZATION: Pet Partners
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107 people are interested
You’ve felt it yourself - the undeniable boost to your mood and spirit you feel when you’re with your pet. Every year, thousands of Pet Partners volunteer handlers around the world share this gift by bringing joy and improved outcomes to millions of people. You’re here because you share our vision, and want to improve lives in your community. We’ll get you started and support you along the way.
One of the best things about Pet Partners is that while dogs make up 94% of the teams in our Therapy Animal Program, we also welcome friendly, well-behaved cats, horses, birds, pigs, llamas & alpacas, rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs!
To become a volunteer therapy animal team with Pet Partners and begin visiting, you and your pet will first need to complete our registration process. We use this process to ensure your pet is healthy and well-behaved, and that you have the right training, too.What are the benefits if I register with Pet Partners?
- While on volunteer visits, you and your pet have comprehensive insurance coverage.
- You will have access to tools to help you find places and opportunities to visit.
- You will have access to Pet Partners’ online courses available free or at discounted prices.
- You will have support and customer service from Pet Partners’ exceptional Therapy Animal Program staff.
About Pet Partners
345 118th Ave SE, Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98005, US
Pet Partners improves human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. We achieve this by educating, registering, and supporting therapy animal teams who make visits across the United States. Therapy animal teams visit hospital patients, school children, nursing home residents, and a wide variety of clients.
Pet Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people throughout the world become healthier and happier by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. Numerous scientific research studies have proven that interactions with animals:
- Reduce people's blood pressure
- Lower anxiety and stress levels
- Stimulate the release of endorphins, which help people feel good, which is especially important for those feeling isolated or depressed
- Encourage exercise
- Lead to more independent and fulfilling lives
- Increase a sense of community
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
November 16, 2023
- Literacy / Reading
- Crisis Intervention
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Bereavement Support
- Patient Care
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 10
- Orientation or Training
- Pet Partners therapy animal teams can volunteer as much or as little as they choose. Some visit once a month, others visit multiple times a week.
- Review these resources to decide if the program is a good fit for you and your pet: https://petpartners.org/volunteer/our-therapy-animal-program/volunteer-policies-procedures/ https://petpartners.org/volunteer/become-a-handler/program-requirements/