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Does your dog love to visit with people? Certified Pet Therapy volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: United Hospital

  • 5 people are interested

United Volunteers are committed to Whole Person Care. Your support helps provide the finest possible care and service to our patients, families, and visitors. Additionally, our pet therapy volunteer teams give comfort and support in the unique form of a furry face and wagging tail.

Pet therapy decreases anxiety, lowers blood pressure, and improves overall health. Our pet therapy volunteers offer comfort and support to patients, families, and staff. As they go about the hospital, they leave a trail of smiles everywhere they go in a way that only dogs can do.

What our staff say about our pet therapy volunteers:

"When Dave and Sarah (Pet therapy team) walk onto the Rehab Unit, they instantly share light and joy. Sarah is a welcome face to patients who may feel isolated due to their recent hospitalization. Sarah's comforting spirit, intuitive nature, and friendly demeanor is truly a gift for patients and staff alike."
Amy G.- TR Specialist Inpatient Rehab

Must be certified with Pet Partners ( www.petpartners.org)

Not certified yet? Become certified through pet partners.

The benefit to becoming certified through Pet Partners is that you and your pooch are well-prepared to partake in animal assisted activity and therapy programs.

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About United Hospital


333 North Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102, US

Mission Statement

We serve our community by providing exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care.


The Volunteer Center at United hospital trains and places volunteers who assist in meeting the needs of patients and guests.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


United Hospital, Part of Allina Health333 N. Smith AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55102



  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum one three hour weekly shift.
  • Must be certified through Pet Partners (www.petpartners.org)

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