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Pets Together

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 71 people are interested
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Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer from home? Do you have a cute pet? Join Pets Together! We provide free virtual pet visits to individuals suffering from social isolation. All of our work takes place over Zoom, so you can be located anywhere in the country. We also accept all sorts of animals - dogs, cats, horses, lizards, birds, you name it. If you're interested in learning more, please visit our website at www.petstogether.org.

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About Pets Together

Location:

7904 Cullowhee Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723, US

Mission Statement

We provide free virtual pet therapy visits to individuals suffering from social isolation. While we primarily visit with senior citizens, we also work with libraries, hospitals, and children's camps. Social isolation is a public health hazard on par with smoking and research has shown that even virtual interaction is beneficial. Animals provide a conversation starter and bring people from all over the country together.

Description

We use Zoom and other video conferencing software to chat with individuals and groups. Each visit lasts about 30 minutes and features 6 volunteers with their pets. You never know exactly which animals will be on a call, which makes it fun! Our volunteers use their conversations about their pets to make a connection with the audience. Traditionally, pet visits in group settings are reserved for therapy dog programs with strict regulations. One of the benefits of our program is that it allows for a wide range of participants and volunteers. Since our visits are virtual, we’re able to provide visits from dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, goats, chickens...and the occasional guinea pig. Our volunteers are a diverse group, hailing from all across the country.

Animals
Computers & Technology
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • We have no set time commitment, but most of our volunteers do at least one 30 minute visit per week.
  • Internet connection, pet(s) in home or access to an animal that they can have with them on their visits, familiarity with Zoom

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