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ORGANIZATION: ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY PROGRAMS OF COLORADO

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Our non-profit counseling center is located on a 3-acre farm in Arvada, CO. We have over 35 resident animals that have all been re-homed or rescued by us and help our clients with mental and behavioral health issues. Most of our clients are under the age of 18 and suffer from abuse and other forms of trauma.

This is AATPC's fourth year of gardening. We need a small team of volunteers to help throughout this gardening season! We are hoping to start gardening prepping soon. Produce from the garden is used daily in the spring/summer to feed our fur babies!

Volunteers are needed to assist with garden maintenance. Responsibilities will include: general garden duties planting, watering, weeding, pruning, deadheading, leaf collection...etc.


Shift Times: Monday-Sunday 8-10 am (commitment time 2 hours a week)

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About ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY PROGRAMS OF COLORADO

Location:

7275 Kipling Street, Arvada, CO 80005, US

Mission Statement

AATPC’s mission is to make the benefits of animal-assisted psychotherapy accessible to people of all ages, income levels, insurance statuses and life circumstances.

Description

AATPC provides counseling and psychotherapy to clients of all ages with the assistance of our therapy animals. Linda Chassman and Ellen Winston founded AATPC in 2010 based on their belief in the powerful effect animals have in healing and facilitating change. Counseling is provided at our 3-acre Ranch in Arvada. Clients work with a range of animals including dogs, cats, horses, goats, rabbits and rats, all as partners in their therapy.

AATPC became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2013 because we found that more than half of our clients were low-income, on Medicaid, Medicare, or CHP+, or were veterans. We wanted to be able to make the benefits of animal-assisted therapy available to everyone who contacted us, regardless of their ability to pay. The program is specifically geared to serve economically, physically, and/or mentally disadvantaged individuals and families.

AATPC offers Denver-metro area clients and their families the opportunity to improve their psychological and mental health through strategic therapy sessions with a trained Animal Assisted Therapy Counseling therapist or intern.

As a pioneer in the development of Animal Assisted Therapy as an integral part of counseling and psychotherapy, we provide a range of other services for mental health professionals, including in-person trainings, an online Certificate in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy, agency consultation and training, and group or individual consultation.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

Wed Apr 20, 2022 - Tue Jul 19, 2022
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

WHERE

Barking C.A.A.T. Ranch7275 Kipling StreetArvada, CO 80005

(39.82911,-105.11016)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 months (weather depending)
  • Must love animals!!

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